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.