It’s going to be on basic cable. No new episodes, unfortunately. Merely the originals plus unspecified “extras.” Still, there’s nothing “mere” about Firefly.
And Nathan Fillion — Capt. Mal — bless his heart, says among other things:
It was my favorite job ever. What wasn’t great about it? I got to wear a low-slung holster. I got to ride horses. I got to have a spaceship. I got to act mean and curmudgeonly. [Creator Joss Whedon] is really good at kicking characters in the nuts so the other characters would have laughs at my expense and that was great too.
… If I got $300 million from the California Lottery, the first thing I would do is buy the rights to Firefly, make it on my own, and distribute it on the Internet.
And please, Capt., if that ever happens, set it before Whedon and company so egregiously killed off you-know-who and you-know-who in the movie!