A Farscape movie is looking increasingly likely. TV.com, reporting from the Showrunners panel at WonderCon, got the first word with series creator Rockne O’Bannon revealing that a movie was in active development.
Later, joking with Nerdacy that the follow-up to the space opera was “the worst-kept secret,” O’Bannon said the project was in its early stages: “We’re far from production, but yeah, the first step is Justin [Monjo] working on a script for us. We’ll keep our fingers crossed.” Brian Henson is set to direct.
Farscape is this oddball corner of sci-fi that I’ve often tried to turn other genre fans on to (with mixed success). A collaboration with the Henson Creature Shop, the four-season series followed Earth astronaut John Crichton (Benjamin Browder) after a wormhole experiment put him on a literal collision course with a living ship piloted by a collection of escaped alien convicts on the run from jackbooted space Nazis. Some of the aliens were Muppets and ancient aliens where involved.
A synopsis has been knocking around since earlier this year (via Tor.com):
Set to follow the awesome comics written by our favorite Keith R.A. DeCandido, the film would follow John and Aeryn’s son, D’Argo (or Little D, as we will always refer to him). Because their baby was exhibiting a set of interesting powers that made him a magnet for galactic villains, we find that John and Aeryn hide their son on Earth to grow up. Now the kid is 19 and ready to go into space with his parents.
Meanwhile, listen to Brian Henson’s recent appearance on the Nerdist Podcast, and you can watch the first season of Farscape right here, courtesy of the Nerdist Channel: