Amazon Prime Video UK has secured the streaming rights to all four seasons of Farscape and the two-part follow up mini-series Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars from The Jim Henson Company. Amazon has also secured rights in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Nordics and several other countries. The series will debut on the streaming service on Tuesday March 19th – marking the twentieth anniversary of Farscape.
“Farscape is one of my most favorite productions, and I am so honored by the ‘Scapers’ who continue to love it and share it with other sci-fi fans. Premiering the series and the beautiful HD remastered mini-series on Prime Video is a great way to celebrate the 20th anniversary with the Farscape community,” said Brian Henson, chairman of The Jim Henson Company and executive producer of Farscape.
Farscape follows astronaut John Crichton who, during an experimental space mission, is hurled across a thousand galaxies to an alien world. In his quest to return to Earth, he finds himself aboard a starship populated by escaping political prisoners from a variety of alien cultures. Crichton must rise to the challenge of surviving in a world he barely understands, keeping one step ahead of the pursuing Peacekeepers, a race of deadly mercenaries who will stop at nothing to capture him.
The drama series is produced by The Jim Henson Company and stars Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe, Virginia Hey, Jonathan Hardy, Gigi Edgley, Lani Tupu, Paul Goddard and Wayne Pygram. Four seasons were produced for Nine Network and the Sci-Fi channel between 1999 and 2003. After Sci-Fi cancelled the series in late 2002, fans launched a campaign to save the show which ultimately led Sci-Fi to commission a mini-series finale titled The Peacekeeper Wars. In recent years there has been talk of the show returning as a feature film that would follow the son of John Crichton and Aeryn Sun who, at age 19, rejoins his parents.