In 2002, Joss Whedon previewed his then upcoming sci-fi series, "Firefly" at the San Diego Comic-Con International before the show debuted on Fox for only a single season. Ten years later, Whedon is bringing some of his former cast members back to mark the occassion.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Science Channel is running a "Firefly" panel at this year's Comic-Con on Friday, July 13 at 12:30pm in Ballroom 20. Joining Whedon will be writer and producer, Tim Minear along with series stars Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin and Sean Maher. Michael Fairman will also be on the panel, thanks to his two guest appearances as the villainous Adelai Niska.
Despite its short run on Fox, "Firefly" quickly amassed a loyal cult following that continues to this day. In 2005, the cast reprised their roles in Serenity, the first feature film directed by Whedon that wrapped up several of the series' storylines.
"Firefly" currently airs on the Science Channel, and the Comic-Con panel is said to feature some never-before-seen footage from the series as well as "numerous buzz-worthy surprises."
The Science Channel is also bringing in "Fringe" star, John Noble for its "Dark Matters: Twisted But True" panel on July 14. "Fringe" will also begin airing on the Science Channel this November.