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New Farscape TV Movie In The Works?
What the frell?

24 February 2014  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: IF (via Tor.com)

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A couple of intriguing stories involving Sydney-based writer Justin Monjo have just been picked up by the Australian site If. One involves a new HBO series for Peter Dinklage (which we'll get to separately), and the other is potentially exciting news for Farscape fans. Monjo - one of the original Farscape writing team - has revealed he's at work on the screenplay for a new Farscape TV movie, following on several years after finale The Peacekeeper Wars.

There are no direct quotes from Monjo in If's piece, but he's paraphrased as saying that the new feature would shoot in Australia (as did the original series, produced by Hallmark for the Nine Network). Here be spoilers. Plot-wise, it would pick up the child of John Crichton and Aeryn Sun, born after a complex pregnancy at the end of the Peacekeeper Wars mini-series. D'Argo Sun-Crichton, as he was named, will be 19 in the new film.

He's been in hiding out on Earth for most of his life, since he's the target of villainous aliens, but when he's finally discovered - manifesting latent "special powers" - he rejoins his parents for more adventuring. The stars are, after all, his playground...

Post-Peacekeeper Wars there was talk of a Farscape web-series, but it never materialised and eventually became the recent comics by Keith R.A. Candido. Tor.com are under the impression that these would remain canon, so future Farscape would be targeting an extremely hardcore Farscape fanbase who not only watched the show but continued to read about it afterwards.

We're not sure that's an entirely viable idea (given Farscape's original unceremonious dumping in the face of low ratings). Neither, to be honest, would we have necessarily wished for a new Farscape to focus on Crichton and Aeryn's super-kid. And finally, it's not actually clear from If's story whether this new movie is in active development or Monjo has simply written it on spec. 

But the prospect of a reunion of the surviving Farscape cast - both human and Henson-created - has us cautiously excited nonetheless. Would you like to see it in production, or should Farscape be left a happy memory? Are those comics any good? Give us your thoughts in the comments below, and we'll keep you posted on any further news...


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Your Comments

Absolutely cannot wait for more frelling Farscape!
The show was so ahead of its time yet hit the mark almost every episode, a stunning tv acheivement. Farscape has legions of fans, some in stasis since the PK wars ended, and they should now rejoice! I so hope the can bring back as many of the original magical cast back together along with the incredible aussie crew who made it so special. I wish them all my fan support and love (I'm a big softie for the John & Aeryn story in Farscape!) and am waiting in happy anticipation! ^_^ More

Posted by Klyffmeister at 19:28 on 03 July 2014 | Report This Post

Hip Hip Hooray
I ended up watching the series after it had ended, and it was on Netflix. I wish I had been watching when it was cut from Syfi because I would have protested loudly. It was the most funny and realistic series to match the brilliance of Star Trek. Most science fiction series do not have good humor nor a developing interpersonal characters that change over time. Jokes in science fiction is either missing or corny. Like Star Trek The Next Generation. It ran for what 6 years or more. The characters More

Posted by lcdedmon at 00:57 on 23 June 2014 | Report This Post

More information please
Does anyone have anymore information about this ? More

Posted by jaketbrown at 14:09 on 09 June 2014 | Report This Post

i do think that ben and Claudia should be back in it as D'argo would not be a familiar character to existing fans they are what made farscape what it is i think that it is a great series and that it should come back with the same great story lines that it used to have, I'm am gutted that the only thing to take farscape off air was the lack of viewers but i do think that it has been off for a while and that the fans would love to see it back again More

Posted by jaketbrown at 11:12 on 07 June 2014 | Report This Post

Farscape needs Ben Browder and Claudia Black
They have to be in it as it wouldn't be the same. Also the alien characters, it would be great to resurrect the main ones too. I really hope this comes to fruition. I have a lot of Farscape memorabilia, inc a scarren head and a rifle used by John Crighton himself. They can borrow them if they want! More

Posted by Evadore at 13:57 on 18 March 2014 | Report This Post

Farscape is Totally Awesome!
Yes I would love Farscape to come back. We were so robbed when it was cut so abruptly, then a really rushed an cobbled together Peackeeper Wars. It was better than nothing but still not fair to us fans. More

Posted by Evadore at 13:42 on 18 March 2014 | Report This Post

More Farscape please
This is one of the great sci fi series, have just recently rewatched the whole set. The characters were brilliant and the best costumes and make up of all the genre. Even the fact that a lot of the Aliens had Australian accents didn't really matter because the stories were so good. I hope it does come to fruition. More

Posted by Jedied at 19:46 on 24 February 2014 | Report This Post

Winona!
(Spolier) I still havent gotten over the fact that they resurrected Crichton and Aeryn and then killed D'Argo!! Best sci-fi show ever, funny, great characters, great plots and a killer theme tune! More

Posted by zeech1941 at 18:18 on 24 February 2014 | Report This Post

Hurray Farscape
I loved this show, it was the closest we ever got to a Star Wars TV series and its in my top 5 shows ever (Nothing is knocking B5 off the top slot, not even you Walter White or you Tyrion Lannister!). Sadly the continuity got way out of control and the quality did slip before the end. I hope that they use this opportunity to do a reboot/spin off so that they can start the franchise again! More

Posted by sleepwalker at 15:57 on 24 February 2014 | Report This Post

We already have this
Guardians of the galaxy anyone? Man, space opera is coming back in a big damn way More

Posted by bleugh07 at 14:57 on 24 February 2014 | Report This Post


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