‘Firefly’ Actors: Where Are They Now?

by Tami Katzoff (@tvtamijo)

The crew and passengers of the space ship Serenity were last seen together several years ago, but thanks to Science Channel they’ll reunite this Friday the 13th at Comic-Con. Want to know what the “Firefly” folks have been up to lately? Then read on.

Nathan Fillion (Captain Malcolm Reynolds) stars as crime-solving novelist Rick Castle on ABC’s “Castle.” He’ll appear as lawman Dogberry in Joss Whedon’s Shakespeare project, “Much Ado About Nothing,” and as god Hermes in the second “Percy Jackson” flick.

Sean Maher (Simon Tam) recently co-starred in the short-lived NBC drama “The Playboy Club.” He plays the villain Don John in “Much Ado.”

Gina Torres (Zoë) can be seen in USA’s “Suits” and heard in the animated series “Transformers: Prime” as the voice of Airachnid.

Adam Baldwin (Jayne) is also in “Transformers: Prime,” voicing Breakdown. He recently finished up his stint as John Casey on the dearly departed show “Chuck.”

Jewel Staite (Kaylee) spent some time on “Stargate: Atlantis” as Dr. Jennifer Keller. She can now be seen on the CW drama “The L.A. Complex.”

Ron Glass (Shepherd Book) appeared in the “Death At A Funeral” remake and has had guest gigs on shows such as “CSI: NY” and “Dirty Sexy Money.”

Alan Tudyk (Wash) played Tucker in “Tucker & Dale Vs Evil” and he currently stars as Noah on ABC’s “Suburgatory.” He’ll also be in the upcoming Jackie Robinson biopic “42.”

Morena Baccarin (Inara) starred on the TV series “V” as Anna, leader of the Visitors. She now has a much more human role as Jessica Brody on “Homeland.”

Summer Glau (River Tam) played Cameron Phillips on “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” She stars in the LARPer comedy-horror film “Knights Of Badassdom,” which had its very own panel at last year’s Comic-Con. We’re eagerly awaiting a release date for this one.

Previously on The Weekly Whedon:
» ’Firefly’ 101: catching up with the Serenity crew
» Warren Mears: a Weekly Whedon appreciation
» ’Firefly’ at Comic-Con: our shiny hopes and dreams
» Jane Espenson’s ’Husbands’ to feature Whedonverse favorites
» Joss Whedon’s birthday: celebrating with those who know him best

MTV News producer Tami Katzoff presents The Weekly Whedon, a column exploring all corners of the Whedonverse from “Marvel’s The Avengers” to “Buffy” and beyond. Assemble your reactions in the comments section!