Farscape film “isn’t out of the question” says creator

Farscape’s Rockne S O’Bannon “would love to revisit that world” for a Serenity-style movie

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Claudia Black and Ben Browder as Aeryn Sun and John Crichton in Farscape
Claudia Black and Ben Browder as Aeryn Sun and John Crichton in Farscape

Speaking exclusively to SciFiNow about his new Syfy show Defiance, Farscape executive producer and co-creator Rockne S O’Bannon revealed that he hasn’t forgotten about the anarchic space opera, which ran from 1999 to 2003 on the Sci-Fi Channel in the US and on BBC 2 in the UK.

“[The ship] has not completely sailed,” said O’Bannon. “I don’t know that it would necessarily come back as a series. There were other factors that helped us back then, because the ratio of the Australian dollar to the American dollar helped us a great deal to make the show as rich looking as it was.

“That obviously is not available to us at a moment. But I’m in touch with [co-creator] Brian Henson, the fellow executive producer and champion of the show, regularly and we’re always talking about where else we could next present that world.

“A feature [film] is something we’ve talked about. That’s not out of the question. Obviously Firefly found new life in features as Serenity, so it can happen. We continue to talk about it. I would love to go and revisit that world.”

Defiance is airing 15 April 2013 on Syfy. Pick up Farscape: The Definitive Collection on Blu-ray from Amazon.co.uk, priced £79.49.

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