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Where to Watch Firefly TV Series

How & Where to Watch Firefly TV Series & Serenity in 2024: Firefly Reboot

Though Firefly didn’t originally air for long, it’s something of a cult classic today. Stick with us to find out all there is to know about how and where to watch Firefly and its sequel movie, Serenity.

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Written by Kit Copson (Writer, Briefing Editor)

Reviewed by Sandra Pattison (Writer, Editor)

Facts checked by Jasna Mishevska (Lead Fact-Checking Editor)

Last Updated: 2024-06-11T15:15:06+00:00

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Key Takeaways: Stream Firefly Online

  • Firefly (2002) is on Disney Plus in several locations, including the U.K., Canada, Australia, France and more. It’s also on Hulu in the U.S. The movie, Serenity, is on SkyShowtime in select countries.
  • If you have a Disney Plus account but are in the U.S. or Japan, you’ll need to use a VPN to watch Firefly because it’s not available on Disney Plus in these countries. 
  • We recommend getting a top-quality VPN like ExpressVPN for streaming. Alternatives include NordVPN and Proton VPN.

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Space western drama series Firefly (2002) was short-lived back in its day, but it went on to gain a cult following, and curiosity about a potential Firefly revival has not simmered down. If you’d like to find out where to watch Firefly or are wondering whether a reboot is in the cards, this guide explains everything.

The original Firefly series isn’t hard to track down — it’s available to stream, buy or rent on a wide variety of platforms. However, the 2005 movie, Serenity, is more of a challenge to find — it’s only available in certain locations around the world.

Due to regional restrictions, you may need a virtual private network (VPN) like ExpressVPN to access the Firefly series and movie depending on your location. If this is news to you, don’t stress — we’ve got all the know-how to make it work, so read on.

Where to Watch Firefly: Will There Be a Firefly Season 2?

There have long been rumors floating around that a new season of Firefly might be released at some point, and Disney’s purchase of 20th Century Fox (the original Firefly production company) has given fans new hope. In spite of this, no plans for a revival have been announced as of yet.

Fortunately, the original Firefly series is still readily available in several locations around the globe. Stay tuned to find out everywhere Firefly and the movie sequel, Serenity, are available.

Which Streaming Services Have Firefly?

If you want to stream Firefly, there is a wide variety of options. We’ve put together this table to help you identify the best one for you. It contains information about both Firefly and Serenity (movie). If the streaming service you want to use is not available in your location, keep scrolling to our VPN tutorial below.

Service:ContentLocationsNotes
Disney PlusFirefly (TV series)🇬🇧 U.K.
🇫🇷 France
🇨🇦 Canada
🇦🇺 Australia*
Firefly is not available on Disney Plus in the U.S. or Japan. Our tutorial below addresses this issue.
HuluFirefly (TV series)🇺🇲 U.S.N/A
SkyShowtimeSerenity (movie)🇳🇴 Norway
🇪🇸 Spain
🇵🇹 Portugal
🇷🇴 Romania
🇵🇱 Poland*
N/A
StrimSerenity (movie)🇳🇴 NorwayN/A
RuutuSerenity (movie)🇫🇮 FinlandN/A
*More locations available

As well as streaming Firefly or Serenity on the above services, you can buy or rent it on various platforms including Apple TV, Google Play, Redbox (U.S.) and Vudu (U.S.). The series and movie are also available for purchase on Amazon Prime Video in some locations, including the U.S. and the U.K.

Is Firefly on Netflix?

No, Firefly isn’t on Netflix. Serenity used to be on Netflix South Korea but it was recently removed. That said, removed shows and movies can sometimes be added back. You can set up a reminder on Netflix in case the movie is ever available on the platform again. In the meantime, you can access a more extensive range of Netflix shows and movies with a VPN.

How to Access Other Netflix Libraries

If you change countries and access Netflix, you’ll find that Netflix in your new location isn’t quite the same as in the previous location. Though some shows and movies might cross over with you, some are bound to become unavailable. You’ll also see some content that wasn’t in your previous Netflix library.

Each Netflix library has its own, unique content selection because distribution rights dictate where in the world shows and movies can be streamed. Fortunately, you can unlock any Netflix library by downloading a VPN and connecting to another country.

For example, if you’re in the U.S. but want to see what’s on offer in the Canadian Netflix library, you can connect to a Canadian server on a VPN to make that happen. 

How to Watch Firefly for Free

Though Disney Plus doesn’t offer a free trial, you can get a Hulu free trial if you have a valid U.S. payment method. You can find out how to get Hulu from outside the U.S. in our Hulu in Canada guide. 

To watch Serenity (movie), you can get a free trial with SkyShowtime. Even though SkyShowtime isn’t available in France, we were able to sign up with a French credit card, so there don’t seem to be any payment restrictions in place.

To do this, you’ll need to connect to a VPN in a country where SkyShowtime is available, such as Spain. Just beware that the SkyShowtime website you go to will be in the language of the country you’re connected to, so you may need to use Google Translate to help you navigate your way around (especially for canceling your free trial). To cancel, go to your account and find the “settings” tab, then find the “cancel” option.

How to Watch Firefly With a VPN

If you have a Disney Plus account but can’t access Firefly, this might be because you’re in a country such as the U.S., where Firefly isn’t available on Disney Plus, or because you’re in a country with strict censorship. You can use a VPN to get around this. Here’s how it works. 

You can use this method with other streaming services while traveling. For example, if you’re outside the U.S. and want to access Hulu, simply connect to a U.S. server. 

  1. Choose and Sign Up for a VPN

    Pick a reliable VPN provider (recommendations further down), then go to its website and sign up for a plan. Our top recommendation, ExpressVPN, comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, as do many other reputable providers.

    get expressvpn
  2. Install the VPN

    Download the VPN app from the provider’s website and install it on your device.

    download expressvpn
  3. Connect to a Server

    Connect to a server in a country where Firefly is available on Disney Plus, like the U.K. or Canada.

    expressvpn uk
  4. Log in to Disney Plus

    Log in to Disney Plus, search for Firefly and start streaming. If you encounter any problems, try connecting to a different server.

    disneyplus firefly

The Best VPNs for Watching Firefly

If you’re going to use a VPN for streaming, you should choose one that’s fast, secure, consistent and from a reputable provider. Here are three options well worth checking out. 

1. ExpressVPN

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Thanks to its user-friendliness and consistency, ExpressVPN is the best VPN for streaming Firefly.

Pros:

  • Very user-friendly 
  • Tight security
  • Unlocks streaming apps

Cons:

  • Expensive

ExpressVPN is a veteran in the industry and has been going strong for the past 14 years. It’s had plenty of time to hone the features that make it the best for streaming, and we’ve yet to be disappointed. ExpressVPN has an excellent security and privacy record, on top of being fast, user-friendly and consistent with streaming services. 

In short, if you want ultimate reliability, this is the VPN for you. All that said, this all-rounder comes at a cost. It’s far from the most budget-friendly of our picks, but we think it’s worth every cent. It also has a 30-day money-back guarantee to soften the blow. Our full ExpressVPN review shares more about why we think so highly of this provider. 

2. NordVPN

nordvpn UK server
You can reach top speeds with NordVPN, which makes for a smooth streaming experience.

Pros:

  • Impressive speeds
  • Cheap long-term plans
  • Very secure 

Cons:

  • Awkward mobile interface 

If you’d like to try out the fastest VPN of all those we regularly test, NordVPN, like ExpressVPN, offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. In addition, its long-term plans are very tempting price-wise, and the service is secure and private, making it a solid ExpressVPN alternative. Check out our best cheap VPN roundup for more alternatives. 

One downside to NordVPN is that its mobile app interface feels quite clunky compared to its well-laid-out and easy-to-navigate desktop app. That said, if you can get past this minor usability issue, NordVPN is a worthy VPN for streaming. Check out our NordVPN review to get into the real nitty-gritty. 

3. Proton VPN

protonvpn
Proton VPN’s free U.S. servers can be used to access Hulu.

Pros:

  • Free U.S. servers
  • Unlimited free data
  • Works with streaming apps

Cons:

  • Limited free locations

If you’re outside the U.S. and want to access your Hulu account to stream Firefly, Proton VPN is worth considering because it includes U.S. servers in its free plan. You can also use it to access Disney Plus Netherlands, which has Firefly. It doesn’t impose any data limits, which is a major bonus if you plan on streaming regularly.

If you want to access streaming services in countries other than the U.S., Japan and the Netherlands, you’ll need to get a paid plan. Have a read of our Proton VPN review to learn more about this provider. 

Free
  • Unlimited GB
  • 1
  • Yes
Plus
  • 1-year plan renews at $119.88; 2-year plan renews at $239.76
  • Unlimited GB
  • 10
  • Yes

Cast, Characters & Plot: Firefly

Sci-fi series Firefly had a brief run in 2002 and was canceled after the 11th episode aired. Despite this, Firefly sold well on DVD and developed a loyal fan base. There are 14 episodes in total, not including the movie Serenity. The Train Job was the first episode to be released.

Firefly, which was created by Joss Whedon, is set in the year 2517 and follows the crew of Serenity, a small, firefly-shaped space shuttle. The ship’s inhabitants battle to survive across the galaxy by any means possible — including illegal ones — in the wake of the Alliance’s (a fusion of two superpowers, the United States and China) victory and takeover. Main cast members include:

Character:Performer
Captain Malcolm “Mal” ReynoldsNathan Fillion
Zoe Alleyne WashburneGina Torres
Hoban “Wash” WashburneAlan Tudyk
Inara SerraMorena Baccarin
Jayne CobbAdam Baldwin
Kaywinnet Lee “Kaylee” FryeJewel Staite
Simon TamSean Maher
River TamSummer Glau
Derrial BookRon Glass

Final Thoughts: Where to Stream Firefly

Though it’s not known whether or not Firefly will return for a new season, the original series is still pretty easy to get your hands on. Additionally, if you’re traveling, a VPN such as ExpressVPN eliminates the hassle of not being able to access your usual streaming accounts like Disney Plus or Hulu.

If you’d rather go back in time and find out how a military nurse from World War II is mysteriously transported back to 18th century Scotland, then you should definitely read our guide on where to watch ‘Outlander.’ However, if you prefer staying in the present and are interested in following mysteries involving extraterrestrial beings, you might want to find out how to watch ‘X-Files.’

Do you think there’ll be a second season of Firefly? If you plan to use a VPN to watch Firefly, what’s your provider and streaming service of choice? We’d love to hear what you have to say in the comments section below. Thanks for reading.

FAQ: Where to Watch Firefly

  • Yes, Firefly is on Disney Plus in a number of locations including the U.K., Canada and Australia, but not in the U.S. or Japan.

  • Yes, Firefly is on Hulu. The series is available to buy on Amazon Prime Video in some locations, including in the U.S. and the U.K.

  • The science fiction series was canceled because it received low ratings when it originally aired. Its fanbase later grew and grew, though, and Firefly remains popular to this day.

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