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A ‘Farscape’ Sequel Is Coming, Let The Uncharted Territories Celebrations Begin!
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Farscape movie sequel in the works

Exclusive news from the Uncharted Territories. The consistent internet whispers of bringing Farscape back to our screens might just be true. Farscape was a science fiction television series that ran on the SyFy network (back then known as the SciFi Channel) from 1999-2003. Now it seems the cult favorite show of thousands of nerds worldwide will be getting a sequel!

Check below the cut for more details.

Farscape was created by Rockne S. O’Bannon (Defiance, Cult) and Brian Henson of Jim Henson Productions. It was a beautiful thing to behold. In its short four-year run, Farscape gave us all the weird, fantasy/sci-fi action and adventure a growing nerd needs to feed a starving imagination. It did this with a strong cast, solid mythology, excellent digital effects, and, perhaps most important, the puppets brought to life by the The Henson Company’s Creature Shop.

If.com recently dropped a story that Australian screenwriter, television producer, Justin Monjo, who’s a writer of more than a few Farscape episodes including one of my favorites “Crackers Don’t Matter,” was working on a Farscape screenplay.

The curiously small blurb regarding the movie reads as follows:

The prolific Monjo is also writing the screenplay for Farscape, a movie spin-off of the sci-fi series that ran on the Nine Network and the Sci-Fi Channel in the US, for Jim Henson Productions, to be directed by Brian Henson.

It’s funny how such a small paragraph can fill a fan’s heart with such glee. And here’s a hint at the sequel’s synopsis.

In the finale, the protagonists, American astronaut John Crichton (Ben Browder) and peacekeeper Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black) got married and had a baby. In the movie, it’s revealed the boy had special powers which made him the target of the villainous aliens so his parents hide him on Earth.

The plot follows the kid at the age of 19 when his whereabouts have been discovered and he rejoins his parents on their spaceship. Monjo says the film would be shot in Australia.

This setup definitely sounds like a way to generate interest in a Farscape: The Next Generation type of TV series or maybe a series of movies. Both ideas make me smile for days.

In the end, Farscape was struggling to stay on the air. After it was finally canceled, the fans got together to help to raise enough money to film Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars. This miniseries was meant to answer for the frustrating series cliffhanger and tie-up a good portion of loose ends the series picked up during its four-year run. Remember that this happened a good decade before sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo began bringing fan-favored TV series back to life.

Then, in 2008, BOOM! Studios began producing a Farscape comic book series. These books are a direct continuation from The Peacekeeper Wars and continue John Crichton and Aeryn Sun’s journey as a new family. Most of the comics are now in trade paperback format and can be picked up at your favorite comics buying locations or online.

When the movie sequel finally hits the theaters, you can trust that I’ll be in that mid-row seat screaming at the screen, “About frelling time!”

[Source: If.com via Bleeding Cool]

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  • Litheran

    There are no words; somewhere I believe the crew of Serenity is getting ready to earn an unhonest living…and maybe…just maybe…Dr. Samuel Beckett is making that *last leap home.

    (*sheds a tear)

  • Francis Short Jr

    Next year hopefully

  • cjleete

    Will there be more alien flatulence gags?

  • denver41

    SWEET!!!!!

  • Danny Morgan

    wow the premise of the sequel synopsis sounds a bit like man of steel

  • This is very good news! Indeed!

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  • Jon Dickens

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG dreams do come true

  • MyTC79

    amen

  • Shelley

    I like far scape and I’m excited to see the sequel of Farscape and when do it come out to see it

  • J C Leslie

    And they got back to Earth how? In the series, Crichton destroyed the only wormhole back in order to protect his home from the bad guys ever using it to blackmail him. So how do they supposedly get hoime?

  • Alexander Vaughan

    @jcleslie:disqus It wouldn’t be too far of a stretch; with Crichton’s advanced knowledge of wormhole navigation, he could feasibly get back to Earth with his family. Either that, or they took the long way home. Haha!

  • Jake

    Yes! This is the best news I’ve heard in a long time!

  • reichmarshall

    farscape needs to return..maybe a few more people from earth too…so much more to do

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