Unfortunate news for fans of Firefly and accomplished film and TV actor Ron Glass, as the Emmy-nominated Barney Miller star has passed away at age 71. Glass had also appeared in everything from The Twilight Zone to Friends, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Both Arrow and The Flash have made entire industries of geek-friendly casting, so it’s only fair Legends of Tomorrow follow the trend. Fan-favorite Firefly falum (okay, alum) Jewel Staite will cross paths with the Legends of Tomorrow later this season, and may herself have some famous DC forebears.
Just yesterday FOX Batman prequel 'Gotham' took us inside the GCPD for a first look at Harvey Dent's upcoming appearance, and now another major piece of the Dark Knight puzzle has fallen into place. 'Firefly' and 'Homeland' star Morena Baccarin will show her face in 'Gotham' as noted DC Dr. Leslie Thompkins, though she may not focus her medical talents on young Bruce Wayne just yet.
Time will tell if Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s anything from its inaugural 10 episodes, but with the promise of answers to come in 2014, our optimism is ready to assemble. Find out the first details of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."s 2014 return "The Magical Place," along with a return for 'Firefly' star Ron Glass!
'Arrow' has long had a history of picking top genre stars for its own, and it seems the acclaimed CW drama will be re-lighting the 'Firefly' once more. Following Summer Glau's turn on the Green Arrow drama as DC villain Isabel Rochev, Glau's former onscreen 'Firefly' brother Sean Maher will portray the villainous DC bomber Shrapnel in episode 10.
We realize that the prospect of a 'Firefly' shocker a decade after the show had been cancelled seems like a bit of a stretch, but a recently-revealed bit of trivia from Joss Whedon has proven too good to ignore. In promoting 'Much Ado About Nothing,' Whedon revealed his own past Shakespearean ambitions for 'Firefly,' having once envisioned an episode guest starring 'Buffy' / 'Angel' alum and Whedon favorites Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, and James Marsters!
Particularly given the recent boom of cancelled TV series returning from the grave, from 'Arrested Development's Netflix revival to the 'Veronica Mars' Kickstarter movie, even 'Heroes' apparent revival at the hands of MSN, more and more fans have rallied to return their favorite series to live. Joss Whedon's cancelled cult FOX series 'Firefly' has long led the charge, but Netflix chief Ted Sarandos doesn't believe the fan-favorite series has a future. Find out why inside!
Given the recent 10-year anniversary of the series, and documentary testifying to the lasting impact Joss Whedon's 'Firefly' had on the fan community, even the so-called "Browncoats" must eventually concede that a true 'Firefly' revival may never come to fruition. Yet even with all the clout Whedon commands in Hollywood these days, hard at work on both 'The Avengers 2' and the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series, Whedon has never given up a sliver of hope for 'Firefly' to live again. Find out if Joss thinks a 'Firefly' reunion could still happen inside!
As much as we enjoy the back and forth banter between 'Castle' and his beloved Kate Beckett, we have to confess that Nathan Fillion never had a better female companion than Gina Torres' Zoe Washburne. Well, he had Morena Baccarin too, but she was literally a companion. In any case, 'Castle' is on course to continue its round of 'Firefly' love, casting former Serenity shipmate Gina Torres for an upcoming episode, but will her role be on the side of good?
'Firefly's status as a cultural phenomenon has officially peaked this year, with fandom at an all-time high, a tenth anniversary special airing on the Science Channel, and the ever-present talk of a revival making the rounds once more. But while comics still run and talk of an animated series gets off the ground, sooner or later fans will likely understand why a TV revival has taken too long to make it to the air. Does that preclude the possibility of a movie, though, a sequel to 2005's 'Serenity'? One cast member doesn't seem to think so...find out what he's doing to make it happen inside!