Joss Whedon officially kills fan attempt to revive Firefly

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Dec 14, 2012

If you were hoping the fan-created Help Nathan Buy Firefly campaign would, well, help Nathan Fillion buy Firefly ... looks it's not going to happen. And what ended the attempt to resuscitate Joss Whedon's show was a tweet from someone who should know.

After Nathan Fillion tweeted that the first thing he'd do upon winning the California Lottery was buy the rights to Firefly and get the show on the air again—and two Firefly writers joined the bandwagon—fans launched Help Nathan Buy Firefly to get Fillion the big bucks the lottery likely never would.

But after a tweet from Maurissa Tancharoen—writer for Dollhouse, co-writer of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and, oh, Joss Whedon's sister-in-law—the campaign was canceled.

Tancharoen wrote that "no one in the Whedonverse is in support" of the campaign, which she later clarified to make sure fans understood no one was AGAINST the fund-raising attempt, just that "no one is officially involved in any capacity" and "I wasn't trying to bash dreams ... but when money is involved ... things get tricky."

As a result, even though no one in the Whedonverse was asking for the movement to be halted, the organizers posted the following update:

According to Joss's sister-in-law, no one from the Whedon clan endorses the idea of a fan-funded organization trying to help. So, that's a wrap. We'll keep the site open as a memory for a bit and if any Whedons need to reach us, hit the button.

So that's it for now. Are you disappointed? Do you think that, regardless of this turn of events, we'll ever get to see some new Firefly?

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