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"Serenity 2" Might Be Heading to TV

Scott Weinberg

Sunday 4 December 2005, by Webmaster

Gareth writes: "Despite some disappointing box office figures (it didn’t do too bad, but disappointing performances in some countries led to others cancelling its theatrical outing altogether) the brilliant "Serenity" looks like it might be set to spawn a sequel. That’s the good news. The bad news? It won’t be in 35mm.

According to IGN FilmForce, Joss Whedon’s space serial might continue as a telemovie series, with "Serenity 2" going straight to the tube - the SciFi Channel, in fact. The SciFi Channel is part of the NBC Universal family.

Though Joss Whedon’s camp - that’s his camp, not the man himself...yet - has denied that a plan for a lower-budget telemovie sequel is in the works, it’s still possible that there is something simmering away here.

And yes folks, they would have to have Whedon’s approval if they were to do it, even if he didn’t helm it. (Just like the “Buffy” film sequel they wanted to do that would’ve starred Kristy Swanson again - and also, the new “Buffy” TV show that they tried to do ‘without’ Captain Tightpants pop.)

So keep your fingers crossed, Browncoats, and be sure to hit a DVD store on 12/20. That’s when you can add "Serenity" to your DVD collection.