Disney’s reportedly working on a Firefly reboot for Disney

Disney's reportedly working on a Firefly reboot for Disney

Disney’s reportedly working on a Firefly reboot for Disney

According to sources over at Giant Freaking Robot, Disney plans to reboot Firefly, Fox’s 2002 cult classic space-western TV series. Disney gained the rights to Firefly following their merger with Fox in 2019, a deal which also gave Disney the rights to Deadpool, the Alien and X-Men franchises.  

Fans of Firefly has petitioned Fox for a continuation of Firefly since the end of the show’s initial run, but as time progressed many of the show’s stars have aged 18 years, and many of them are too old to reprise their roles within the series. Ron Glass, the actor who played Shepherd Book in the original series, passed away in 2016, making it impossible to continue the original series. 

For Disney, a reboot is the only option for the franchise, though rumour has it that the series will be remade for a more PG audience than its original incarnation. This will change several aspects of the show, as Inara, one of the original series’ protagonists, was a Companion, a professional courtesan/state-sanctioned prostitute.

While there are rumours that Disney is planning an 18 section for their Disney service, this Firefly reboot will probably take a tone that’s more akin to Star Wars: The Mandalorian, including death and gunfights while excluding Firefly’s more adult plotlines and themes. 

Disney's reportedly working on a Firefly reboot for Disney  
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