Firefly is Coming Back, But Not The Way Fans Want
Joss Whedon's Firefly series made an impact even though it was canceled after its one-season run in 2002-2003, and fans of the cult series known as "Browncoats" have been wishing for it to return ever since 20th Century Fox pulled the plug. Although the series was capped with a film Serenity, fans still can't get enough of it. Now, the series is coming back but not the way they were hoping for.
In addition to the popular Firefly comic, the series is getting a series of books from Titan Books and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, and the first book will be released this fall. Creator Joss Whedon will be involved as a consulting editor.
Here are the plot details of the Firefly books via Entertainment Weekly:
Firefly: Big Damn Hero, by Nancy Holder (Oct. 2018)
Captain Malcolm Reynolds finds himself in a dangerous situation after being kidnapped by a bunch of embittered veteran Browncoats.
Firefly: The Magnificent Nine, by James Lovegrove (March 2019)
Jayne receives a distress call from his ex Temperance McCloud that leads the Serenity crew to danger on a desert moon.
Firefly: Generations, by Tim Lebbon (Oct. 2019)
The discovery of the location of one of the legendary Ark ships that brought humans from Earth to the ’Verse promises staggering salvage potential, but at what cost? River Tam thinks she might know…
Of course, this is not the kind of medium Browncoats are hoping for but at least, these books could fuel fan theories and answer questions they've been asking for.