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Apparently, Someone Is Seriously Working On Getting A Firefly Animated Series Made

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Guys, some days I think the cast of Firefly are just big, mean trolls. See what you make of this… 

The AV Club reported on something that was mentioned during the Firefly panel at New York Comic Con, then followed it up with some more information from an interview with the New York Post. Here’s what they had to say:

This weekend saw New York’s own Comic-Con, and as it wouldn’t be a Comic-Con without someone showing up to stoke anticipation of an unlikely Firefly revival, the cast reunited to do just that. “If we’re dreaming, tell me what you think about this: FireflyThe Animated Series,” Nathan Fillion said before a room packed with Firefly fans, no doubt feeding on the resultant gasps and applause and tears to grow several inches taller, as his cells absorbed the energy of all that frustrated yearning. After the panel, co-star Sean Maher took it one step further by telling the New York Post that he knows “somebody who is actually trying to get that done, who has approached Joss [Whedon] about it,” adding that this person “used to work with Guillermo del Toro” and also lives in Canada, you wouldn’t know him. Anyway, while—like all Firefly revivals—this exists purely in hypothetical, fan-baiting terms, Fillion added he believes “there’s less face to be lost in an animated series,” as opposed to doing that long-rumored sequel to Serenity, which ate so, so many faces.

Don’t worry though, if this doesn’t happen you still have the hour-long Firefly reunion special to look forward to, November 11th on the Science Channel.

(via Topless Robot, image by Otis Frampton)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."