While he’s been busy working on such series as Revolution and Defiance, Farscape creator Rockne S. O’Bannon hasn’t lost sight of his now decade-old baby. Fans have been wondering if O’Bannon would ever return to the Farscape universe after the show ended, and now it seems like there might be a glimmer of hope that astronaut John Crichton (Ben Browder) could resume his adventures on a screen near you.
Speaking at a show-runners panel at WonderCon this past weekend, O’Bannon dropped this tidbit for audiences to eat up:
“We are, in fact, in the script stage of a Farscape feature.”
Whoa. But before you get your hopes up, O’Bannon was quick to point out that this is still in the very early stages of development and might not happen at all, but also praised Brian Henson, who seems eager to bring the show back to life:
“He was like a dog with a bone. He would not give up on it.”
Farscape ran from 1999 to 2003 on Syfy. In 2004, Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars worked to tie up loose threads for fans left unsatisfied by the series’ finale. In a post-Veronica Mars Kickstarter world, funding doesn’t seem like it would be hard to find for this project and God knows geeks are eager to open their wallets to see their favorite characters brought back to life. In the meantime, catch O’Bannon’s current series, Revolution, on NBC. Solid ratings for that series only helps increase the project’s visibility and chances of happening.