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 Whedo
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 Sarando
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