There is so much love for Joss Whedon’s Firefly. Fandom for the series has carried on well past the shows cancellation in 2003 and continues to gain new fans. It’s no surprise to find Browncoats from current hit programming showing their love and giving respect to Joss Whedon‘s space-western.
Jesse L. Martin, Carlos Valdes, and Rick Cosnett from CW’s The Flash sing an a capella version of “The Ballad of Serenity,” the theme song from Joss Whedon’s beloved TV series.
No this would not be considered a “Flash Mob” (well, I guess it could, technically). The trio are apparently working on a short film called The Letter Carrier and were trying to raise funds on Kickstarter when Whedon himself came in and donated enough to allow them to reach their goal, so they decided to sing this song as a way of saying thank you.
It’s cool to see the original Tom Collins from Rent sing a gospel version of “The Ballad of Serenity” with 2 other members of the Flash cast. I mean we all knew Grant Gustin (who was on Glee) could sing, but check out the pipes on Cisco, Joe West, and Eddie Thawne.
All good wishes to The Letter Carrier achieving its funding goal, but now all I can think about is where do we start a petition for The Flash to make an entire episode of just the characters hanging out in a karaoke bar?
For more on The Letter Carrier, here’s the plot summary:
Here’s the plot summary:
A mother hides her family from slavery in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The children have grown up with a tale of a man known as The Letter Carrier. As the legend goes, he roams the mountains looking for children to sell as slaves. Painted against this historical backdrop, it is a raw, mysterious, and interpretive fable. Told through a cappella song, using original folk music, spirituals and a score using only natural sounds.