Dark Horse Comics announced last night that Zack Whedon will tackle a new, six-issue miniseries for the publisher set in the world of Joss Whedon's film Serenity.
The series, according to Nerdist, also has the potential to become an ongoing, presumably dependent upon sales.
"The challenge is to create something that feels of a piece with the existing franchise… but the Serenity/Firefly world is where I feel most confident," Whedon said. "Beyond that, the challenge is to make something good, something that feels like it is building on what is already there rather than just mimicking it."
The series, titled Serenity: Leaves on the Wind, will allow Whedon to "plow forward into the future of these characters and tell new stories which has been a lot of fun."
Of the title, he added, "I called it that because I felt like it was a way to honor Wash and the effect his death had on the crew. They are still reeling from that event in many ways, and beyond that they are drifting a bit, pushed all over the ‘verse by forces out of their control."
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind kicks off the last week in January.