I don’t think there’s a fan on this planet who wouldn’t want Firefly to return, even if it were for only one season. Even though Wash is dead in the ‘verse, Alan Tudyk gave an interview with hypable where he cites another cancelled Fox show that is now returning for another chance…via Netflix:
Even after all this time, “Not only is there a want from fans, but there’s a want from Joss [Whedon], and from Nathan [Fillion], certainly, and the cast,” Tudyk confirms.
But even if there is a will, is there actually a way? Talking more logistically about how it could actually work, Tudyk points to Arrested Development as an example of how the show could be brought back. “This was taken off the air right about the same time that we were,” he says, “and that was a show that was on Fox, with a bunch of people who have gone on to do many other things, and they’re getting them back together for another 14 episodes. So it can be done.”
He even has the technicalities worked out. “Netflix has a business model that works to revive a show that has an existing audience. As a subscriber-based service they can make it work financially.”
If Netflix could somehow revive Firefly like they did Arrested Development, they’d likely see their subscriber numbers skyrocket as every single Browncoat would instantly sign up for the $8 a month streaming service.