At a recent convention in Australia, Firefly‘s Jewel Staite revealed that a new release of Firefly is headed to a home-theater near you.
Staite told the gathered audience that she had been asked to come to Los Angeles to work on a new set of extras for what she called a “special edition” release of the short-lived but much-loved FOX show.
“I just heard that they’re re-releasing Firefly, a special edition of Firefly in a box set” she said. “They actually asked me if I was able to come down to L.A. and do commentary in the spring at some point. So I think that would be fun.”
The announcement set off a whirlwind of speculation on the Internet yesterday with fans wondering if this was a new release of the original box-set or the Australian release of the series.
Television Shows on DVD contacted FOX and found out that Firefly is headed for a Blu-ray release at some point in the future. The contact noted that “news travels fast.” No details on what new extras will be part of the set or a potential timeline for the series’ release on the new HD format.
While at the convention, Staite also gave hope to Firefly fans that we may see the Serenity fly again. She said that a second Firefly movie is a good possibility and will probably happen.
We must warn our readers that while this is good news, nothing has been officially confirmed by a studio or Joss Whedon about a second installment in the Firefly big-screen series. As always, we’ll keep our eyes and ears open and bring you any updates.