Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction
First aired: 1999-03-19
Creator: Rockne S. O'Bannon
Cast: Wayne Pygram, Gigi Edgley, Jonathan Hardy, Ben Browder, David Franklin, Anthony Simcoe, Claudia Black, Raelee Hill, Lani John Tupu, Melissa Jaffer, Rebecca Riggs, Paul Goddard, Duncan Young, Francesca Buller, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Ron Haddrick, Stephen James King, Tammy Macintosh, Nathaniel DeanOverview: Farscape is an Australian science fiction television series, produced originally for the Nine Network. The series was conceived by Rockne S. O'Bannon and produced by Jim Henson Productions and Hallmark Entertainment. The Jim Henson Company was largely responsible for the various alien makeup and prosthetics, and two regular characters are entirely Creature Shop creations. Although the series was under contract for five seasons, it was abruptly cancelled after production had ended on its fourth season, effectively ending the series on a cliffhanger. Co-producer Brian Henson later secured the rights to Farscape, paving the way for a three-hour miniseries to wrap up the cliffhanger, titled Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, which Henson directed himself. In 2007, it was announced that the creator was returning for a web-series, but production has been repeatedly put on hold. A comic book miniseries was released in December 2008 that was in continuity with both the series and the hoped-for webisodes. In 2013, the channel Pivot began airing the entire series in syndication.