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Nathan Fillion reunites with Tim Minear for Drive

by Julia Ward, posted Dec 15th 2006 1:03PM
Nathan FillionSorry, folks. Small, fan-girl breakdown approaching. Oh, hell yes! Nathan Fillion (aka Capt. Mal Reynolds) has been reunited with Firefly scribe Tim Minear to star in Fox's mid-season replacement Drive. Fillion will play Alex Tully, a "charming, rogue landscaper" who is coerced into joining a cross-country race in order to search for his abducted wife. (Alright, if that character description came from anyone other than Minear, I might be more skeptical.) In the original version of the pilot, the role was played by Ivan Sergei.

While he had initially been approached for the role, Fillion had to turn it down due to a scheduling conflict. After the pilot was shot, but before Fox had picked up the show, he was approached for a second time by executive producer Minear. This time he was able to accept, and the Whedonverse rejoiced. Drive debuts in March.

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Andy Greco

THANK YOU! yes!!! this is amazing, now just get Baccarin, Baldwin, Tudyk and the rest of the gang together!! please!!

December 16 2006 at 12:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Allison Bone

What the heck is a 'rogue landscaper'? Maybe he sneaks in to people's yards and plants weeds when they're not looking? It doesn't really matter, I guess.. I'll watch any show with Capt. Reynolds.

December 15 2006 at 3:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
She Good

Isn't is spectacular? TV Squad carried an item (back in October) on Fillion inking a deal with Fox. When Tim Minear started teasing fans about the actor in negotiations for Drive, I still didn't think of Fillion immediately, because it's really just too good to be true.

Regards, from Breakdownville

December 15 2006 at 2:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Debuts is March but will be canceled by Fox in January.

December 15 2006 at 2:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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