FIREFLY New York Comic Con Panel Announced; Will Feature Exclusive Sneak Peek of 10th Anniversary Special
It has been 10 years since the crew of Serenity took flight in Joss Whedon’s short-lived but now revered series, Firefly. After hosting one of the most popular panels at this year's Comic Con International in San Diego, Science Channel is bringing Joss Whedon's space western to the East Coast in anticipation of the show's 10th Anniversary special program.
Back in July, Science Channel brought together creator, executive producer and writer Joss Whedon, executive producer and writer Tim Minear, and cast members Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher, Summer Glau and Michael Fairman for the first time ever to celebrate the short-lived but beloved series. Now, the network is prepping another special event for New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 13th.
According to The Hollywood Reporter the panel will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the IGN Theater featuring yet to be announced talent, where a sneak peek of footage from the upcoming Firefly 10th Anniversary Browncoats Unite special will premiere. The entire special will later air exclusively on the Science Channel on November 11th.
Firefly is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system when Earth became too overpopulated to support life, and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship. The show explores the lives of the crew, most of whom fought on the losing side of a civil war and now make a living as smugglers on the outskirts of society as part of the pioneer culture that exists on the fringes of a government controlled star system. According to Whedon's vision, "nothing will change in the future: technology will advance, but we will still have the same political, moral, and ethical problems as today."
Even though the Fox television network canceled the show before finishing it's first season, Firefly won an Emmy in 2003 for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series and was later adapted by Universal Pictures into a well received feature film titled Serenity. In the 10 years since it's introduction and abrupt cancellation, the Firefly universe has developed an enormous cult following around the world and been expanded into a widely popular comic book series.