A little backstory…Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion (co-stars in the short-lived series FIREFLY) went to crowdfunding to get some loot to make their series about an actor who used to be on a popular sci-fi series and now makes his living by appearing at genre conventions. The campaign was started on March 10th and quickly accumulated over $1 million. So in light of that rapid success, the guys put together a teaser video to whet fans appetites.
OK, let’s get one thing out of the way up front…I am a huge Firefly fan. I was eager for it to premiere when news of a Joss Whedon space western show was first released to the public; I watched every episode religiously during its short lifespan as a TV series; I ran out and bought the DVD on the day it was released; I was first in line to see the Serenity movie. I consider it to be the best thing Joss Whedon has ever done (even better than Buffy The Vampire Slayer).
That being said, I am very happy that the show died when it did.
According to the fine folks over at TVLine, this is a casting breakdown of the characters that will make up the Joss Whedon-helmed S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show being spun off from the mega-successful Avengers feature film.
Being the rabid Whedonite that I am, I immediately started picturing Whedonverse actors in the roles.
Synopsis: A band of renegades on the run in outer space get in more hot water than they anticipated in this sci-fi action-adventure adapted from the television series Firefly. (Source)