Netflix doesn’t believe in Firefly fans

fireflyEver since Netflix breathed new life into the formerly cancelled sitcom Arrested Development, many fans from cult-followed cancelled TV shows have been clamoring after the streaming service to bring back their favorite shows. One show in particular that has gotten a lot of push for Netflix to revive is Joss Whedon’s Firefly. The show gained a pretty big following, enough so that they were able to do a movie even after the show was cancelled.

Recently Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, was asked if the company was interested in reviving the Western space adventure.

“It’s kind of been done, with Serenity, but yeah as a series. Let me give you one broad statement about these recovery shows. In almost every case the cult around the show gets more intense and smaller as time goes by. Arrested Development was the rarest of birds in that the audience of the show grew larger than the original broadcast audience because people came to discover it years after it was cancelled. The Firefly fan is still the Firefly fan from when it was on TV and there’s fewer of them and they’re more passionate every year. Whereas with Arrested Development we’re going to be serving a multiple of the original audience. Any of the other shows we could bring back would be a fraction of the original audience.

Ouch! Right in the fandom.

Do you think Firefly has a strong enough fanbase to bring the show back? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Stuff

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