Netflix CEO: 'Firefly' Popular Among Netflix Streamers, But It's Impractical To Resurrect The Show

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June 1st, 2011

Not that I'd heard that there were fans crazy enough to even imagine it*, but Netflix CEO Reed Hastings put the kibosh on resurrecting the internet fan favorite Firefly.

Hastings acknowledged [Firefly] is popular among Netflix streamers, but that it would be impractical to create new episodes, given the actors have aged and the sets no longer exist.

via THR.

The rest of the THR article notes that Netflix would rather strike a deal with HBO and Showtime (but they're not yet playing ball) than invest in more original content (like the recent deal to license House of Cards).

*however, having written that, I do imagine we may get a special visitor in our comments for this post.

 

 
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