Farscape: The Movie? Yes, please.

As a fan, there is little more upsetting than when your favorite show gets canceled. Especially when it’s in it’s prime, and the cancellation seemingly comes out of nowhere.

That was the case with Farscape.

The final shot when the show was cancelled. Never forgive. Never forget.

The final shot when the show was cancelled. Never forgive. Never forget.

The show had been on the verge of cancellation before, sure. But the year it finally got the axe? We all thought we were in the clear. It’d already been renewed for another season. Everything was good. The creative team behind the show certainly thought so, it’s why they ended that final season on a cliffhanger. And is there a bigger cliffhanger than having your leads kissing on a boat after she announces she’s pregnant and he proposes, only to be disintegrated into little globs by some kind of beam from a spaceship that flies overhead? I think not.

But apparently Syfy thought that was as good a time as any to call it quits.

Of course, fans got a reprieve in the form of Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars. A two part special that wrapped up many of the series’ biggest mysteries in a nice little bow. Only thing is, as great as it was, it felt a lot like Serenity felt to the Firefly fans. A tease of what could have been. A glimpse in 4 hours at a story that would likely have taken years to tell had the series continued. It was a bit like Chinese food; filling at the time, but ultimately unsatisfying.

Now, ten years after Farscape took it’s final bow, it looks like fans might be getting another fix.

Farscape - S4 castThe adventures of John and Aeryn have continued on the page in a series of comics by BOOM! Studios, created by original series creator Rockne S. O’Bannon and Farscape novelist Keith R. A. DeCandido. They continue the story where The Peacekeeper Wars left off, and give more insight into the story of John and Aeryn’s son, D’Argo, who was hidden on Earth when he started to exhibit special powers. 19 years later, he’s ready to travel with his parents.

This is apparently the story the film would follow. The script is currently being written by Justin Monjo, who wrote 9 episodes of the original series, and is set to be directed by Brian Henson.

So, fingers crossed, Farscape fans. We just might get more of John using pop culture references no one around him understands, and more farting puppets soon.

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