Well, sort of. It’s been a long time since new “Farscape” episodes hit the airwaves, so long that I can’t even recall. Was it three years ago? Four? Somewhere along there. I’ve forgotten already. In any case, the Sci Fi Channel has seen the error of their ways, and while they’re not going to be bringing back the series, Ben Browder, Claudia Black, and everyone else included, they will be bringing back Farscape in some capacity — namely as a new web-only 10-part series. Basically, webisodes.
No word has been announced on when such a project would be released, or how long each episode would be (or who will star), but SciFi Channel officials said they have ordered a 10-part series based on “Farscape” that will be executive produced by Brian Henson and Robert Halmi Jr. Just like the original series, this Web series will be produced by the Jim Henson Co. and RHI Entertainment.
The new “Farscape” Web project is the network’s way of expanding its Sci-Fi Pulse video network that it launched last year, which officials says has been the home of more than 34 million streams.
ADDED Here’s the Sci Fi Channel’s official word on the renewel of “Farscape”:
SCI FI Channel will revive its popular original show Farscape as a Web-based series of short films on SCIFI.COM’s SCI FI Pulse broadband network, part of a slate of new original online programming.
SCI FI has ordered 10 webisodes of Farscape, to be produced by Brian Henson and Robert Halmi Jr. and produced by The Jim Henson Co., in association with RHI Entertainment.
The series will expand the Farscape universe, but the network had no announcements on casting or premiere dates.
Other new online series include SCI FI Tech, a companion to SCIFI.COM’s SCI FI Tech blog, and Invent This!, which sets out to find the world’s quirkiest inventions and get into the minds of the inventors behind each creation.
So basically I get the feeling the cast we know and love aren’t coming back. In which case, what’s the point? It’ll just be a bunch of puppets on spaceships, won’t it?