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Farscape looking like it will return as a new movie

Farscape writer seeking to return it to the screen
Farscape writer seeking to return it to the screen
Farscape/The Jim Hensen Company

The rumblings are surfacing again that screenwriter Justin Monjo (Farscape, The Turning, The Alice) is moving forward after having developed a script to pick up nearly two decades after the happenings in Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars. Slated to be helmed by none other than Brian Henson, who was the executive producer during the series' original run from 1999-2003.

Tor had some comments about the reported general plotline for the film:

It turns out that Monjo has also written a screenplay for what would likely be a Farscape television movie. Set to follow the awesome comics written by our favorite Keith R.A. DeCandido, the film would follow John and Aeryn’s son, D’Argo (or Little D, as we will always refer to him). Because their baby was exhibiting a set of interesting powers that made him a magnet for galactic villains, we find that John and Aeryn hide their son on Earth to grow up. Now the kid is 19 and ready to go into space with his parents.

Given that it's been a full decade since our last fix of Farscape, the fact that it's being seriously tossed around as a possibility is both a wonder and a testament to the lasting appeal and impact that the series had. Anchored firmly in the family tree between Babylon 5 (where it became evident that audiences can handle long running story arcs) and Firefly (who wouldn't want to see Captain Mal and John hanging out and kicking bad guys into engines)?

It's been a few years since most of the Farscape conventions have wound down, but perhaps it's time to hope that Creation Entertainment or someone else might spin up a gathering of the cast and creators to help beat the drum, letting the studio know that if they make it, we'll gladly rejoin the gang for another outing.