With the Kickstarter frenzy reaching a fever pitch, Farscape creator Rockne S. O’Bannon has chimed in on the odds for a revival film for his beloved franchise all these years later.
O’Bannon noted Joss Whedon’s Firefly as one success story, which came back to life a few years after its cancellation as a feature film. Farscape ran a lot longer than Firefly, and O’Bannon believes there is still a story or two left to tell in that universe.
He added the series’ best chance is to reassemble for a one-off movie, as opposed to a full-on revival with a new season.
He told SciFiNow:
"A feature [film] is something we've talked about. That's not out of the question. Obviously, Firefly found new life in features as Serenity, so it can happen. We continue to talk about it. I would love to go and revisit that world.
I don't know that it would necessarily come back as a series. But I'm in touch with [co-creator] Brian Henson... and we're always talking about where else we could next present that world."
Hey, if Veronica Mars can do it, you’d have to think Farscape would have a shot.
It’s great to hear that O’Bannon hasn’t forgotten about the series that made him a cult geek icon in the early 2000s, and there are still plenty of ‘Scapers out there who would love to see Moya and her crew go off on one last adventure.
What do you think? Has it been too long, or is there still a place for Farscape?