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Firefly Revival

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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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There are several reasons why Joss Whedons Firefly cancelled after just one season. Airing on Fox in 2002, Whedons sci - fi / western mashup tracks misadventures of ragtag group of smugglers aboard spaceship called Serenity. Between its unique premise and unforgettable cast of characters, Firefly generally hit with both critics and viewers - at least those who saw it. Series Maintains Incredibly Loyal Fanbase Despite Fact That It Was Ax After Only 11 Of Its 14 Episodes Were Air. To this day, Browncoats everywhere continue to hope for its triumphant return and even Fox seems open to idea of Firefly revival. Thanks largely to high DVD sales in wake of show cancellation, Firefly was briefly resurrected with 2005 movie, Serenity. Film Gives Audiences Closure, But Most Fans Still Want More - Though Star Nathan Fillion Feels One Season Was Enough. Serenity does do near - perfect job of wrapping up story, but its two - hour runtime simply didnt allow Whedon to grant all of shows amazing characters sendoff they deserve. One strike against Firefly from beginning was Fox's trigger - happy approach to canceling shows when numbers didnt immediately meet expectations. Undeclared, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Arrest Development, and Wonderfalls are just few of network's many casualties. Whedons next venture, Dollhouse, also suffered similar fate. Fox was clearly hoping for next Buffy Vampire Slayer or Angel, and when Firefly failed to deliver that, network lost faith pretty quickly. In fact, there were struggles before show even begin, because executives were uncomfortable with Mal's right - hand woman, Zoe, and Serenitys pilot, Wash, being marry. Thankfully, Whedon refuses to budge on issue. Firefly was not off to auspicious start, with Fox choosing to air series on Friday night, which was considered death slot. This might not be issue for all networks, but Fox has cancelled more than 30 shows that play on Friday evenings. Further complicating issue, Fox didn't air Firefly's episodes in correct order. Feeling second installment, Train Job, would be better beginning, network chose to play that instead of showing actual pilot, which wouldnt premiere until end of Firefly's run. Other episodes aired out of order as well. Fox never understood tone of series, leading to advertisements that never managed to capture Firefly's essence. However, it was show's abysmal ratings that acted as final nail in its coffin. It is not surprising that Firefly didnt perform well on Fox considering many strikes against it from start. With poor advertising, inexplicable episode order, and its position in infamous Friday night death slot, what other outcome could there have possibly been? It is not as though networks even give series chance to gain traction in later seasons. Of course, it not all bad.

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