- 4 Seasons
Farscape is a science fiction television series produced by The Jim Henson Company and Hallmark Entertainment for the Australian Nine Network. The series was originally commissioned by the Nine Network for five seasons, but was cancelled after the fourth season. After regaining the rights The Jim Henson Company produced a three hour mini-series to provide an ending to the stories of the show. The show Farscape revolves around the American astronaut John Crichton trying to find his way back to present day America after becoming stranded in the universe of Farscape. Crichton passed into a wormhole during the test flight of an experimental spacecraft and was picked up by a band of escapees in a space creature come space ship called Moya. Over the four seasons and mini series of Farscape, which began in 1999 the show tells the story of a growing romance between Crichton and enemy defector Aeryn Sun who is also picked up by Moya. The crew of the ship become central characters, each with their owen story arcs that progress of the seasons and the mini-series. Farscape was created and developed by science fiction television producer Rockne S. O'Bannon, who produced the 2009 version of V and Alien Nation. Co-creator was Brian Henson, son of Jim Henson and chairman of The Jim Henson Company. The television series was shown in countries around the world, including North American and the U.K. Farscape's final three hour mini-series was produced solely by The Jim Henson Company following a legal battle over the rights to the show. A series of comics based on the show have been produced and an internet based continuation of the Farscape story has long been rumored.