In the year 2517, humans have arrived in a new star system after using up all of Earth's resources. A renegade group of people, some of whom were on the losing side of a civil war for independence, try to make a living on the fringes of society as part of the pioneer culture of their star system.
Why It Was Cancelled Edit
Fox seemed to due a poor job of handling the show, airing the episodes out of order and at different air dates. This led to low ratings, forcing the show's cancellation. To make up for this, the story was continued with a feature film, Serenity, and a series of comics. On February 8, 2018, it was announced that the franchise would continue with a series of novels by Titan Books with Whedon serving as a consulting editor; the first book in the series, Firefly: Big Damn Hero, will be released in October 2018, followed by The Magnificent Nine and Generations, set for release in March and October 2019, respectively.