Fans affectionately known as Browncoats have been obsessing over Firefly since the day the short-lived series was canceled. Debate has raged on internet forums about whether Joss Whedon‘s show should have run for six seasons (and a movie) or is better served as a one season cult classic, and no matter where you fall on that spectrum, it’s safe to say that it made an impact.
While there was a movie to sort of wrap up the open ended series with Serenity, it also divided the fandom by killing off some of the most beloved characters (“I am a leaf on the wind…”). Still, fans’ hearts are loyal, and it looks like they may be getting their wish for more, albeit in a different medium. On top of the popular comic, Firefly is getting the novel treatment with a series of books from Titan Books and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, with the first being released this fall. Whedon will be involved as a consulting editor.
It is currently unclear when these novels happen in relation to the timeline of the film and television series, but the plot details certainly sound like fun.
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…
Time to start perfecting those fan theories.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)