Disney is bringing back many well known 20th Century Studios franchises for new movies and shows on Disney+, with movies based on “Night At The Museum”, “Diary Of A Wimpy Kid”, “Ice Age” and others announced during last weeks Investor Day event.
However, Disney isn’t going to be stopping there, as according to GiantFreakingRobot, FireFly is also in early development of a brand new series for Disney+ based on “Firefly”.
The original show from 2002 is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system, follow the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. The series was cancelled after 14 episodes in 2002, but it gained such a fan following it spawned a follow-up movie called “Serenity”.
The new Disney+ show would be a reboot of the franchise and introduce Captain Mal Reynolds and his crew aboard the Serenity in order to make this a long-running series on Disney+. The series will become more family-friendly in the process, with it being toned down to a PG rating, so more people can watch it. This also might result in some changes to well-known characters like Inara.
Due to the multiple controversies surrounding the shows creator, Joss Whedon and his work on the “Justice League” movie, it’s unlikely he would be returning to work on the series.
With Disney focusing its efforts on its streaming platforms as movie theatres struggle to deal with a change in viewer habits, Disney is looking for popular content for Disney+.
Earlier this year there was a survey going to selected Disney+ subscribers, about some legacy content being added to Disney+, which included Firefly. During the Investor Day event, Disney announced a wide selection of mature general entertainment content would be coming to Disney+ under it’s new “Star” banner in Canada, Australia, Europe and other regions. The original Firefly series was shown in the slideshow as one of the properties coming to Disney+ in February in those international markets.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.