37 One-Season Wonders That Didn’t Deserve Their Premature Cancellations
Alongside Freaks And Geeks in the “Canceled Too Soon” history books is Firefly, Joss Whedon’s star-making tale of futuristic space cowboys. Nathan Fillion led the ensemble cast of misfits aboard the Serenity ship in a dystopian future where government rebels smuggle goods and cargo after finding themselves on the losing side of a Civil War. The Western space opera was hugely popular with audiences despite being misunderstood by critics, leadings to its cult classic status. Joss had seven years of the series planned, but low ratings resulted in its cancelation before season one had even finished airing.