Fans will finally get to return to the Farscape universe with an all-new original web series, set to be released on SCIFI.com. The 10-part series is being executive produced by Brian Henson and Robert Halmi, Jr., and produced by The Jim Henson Company in association with RHI Entertainment. According to the network, "the series will revive and expand the beloved Farscape universe."
Farscape is one of three new broadband-only series being development for SCIFI.com, which boasts itself as the world's largest sci-fi entertainment Web site (gaining more than 3 million unique visitors each month). There is no word yet on which actors or characters will be involved in the project, or just when it will arrive on the net. After being abruptly cancelled after four seasons, the critically-acclaimed Farscape returned in 2004 for the 4-hour miniseries Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars.
Dave Howe, Sci-Fi Channel executive vice president, stated in an interview today that "We don’t know [which members of the cast will be returning]. Literally, we closed the deal yeaterday, so we haven’t gotten into any of the creative conversations about casting, or story; all of that is yet to come...[The new series] is based on Farscape so it will involve the characters from the series, but we don’t know who or what."
I will be sure to keep you updated as more information on the web series, and any other Farscape projects, surfaces.