about the cast
The cast of "Firefly" first came together in 2002 and basically consists of 9 main cast members. Those cast members are Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Ron Glass, Jewel Staite, Summer Glau and Sean Maher. The show was created by Joss Whedon who served as the show's executive producer along with Tim Minear. The cast quickly bonded and during the show's brief run, they all say that they got along extremely well, much like a family. (Several cast members have even stated that "Firefly" was the best job they ever had, in part due to the great cast and crew.) Unfortunately, the show was cancelled after only 11 episodes were aired, but the friendships made on the set have lasted long after the show was finished. No matter what they've all done with their careers since the end of the show, the bonds have stayed strong. Even actors who only appeared on one or two episodes, such as Christina Hendricks, Mark Sheppard and Jonathan Woodward, have maintained relationships with both cast and crew.
Thanks to Universal, Joss Whedon was able to reunite his cast and crew to film a big-screen sequel to "Firefly" in 2004. The film "Serenity" was released in 2005 and the entire cast of nine was back on board. Added to the secondary cast for the film were actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, David Krumholz, Sarah Paulson and Michael Hitchcock.
There are many reasons why fans still love the world of "Firefly", and a big one is the wonderful cast. Not only did they give their all to their individual roles and to create the ensemble, but they thoroughly enjoyed working with each other, which shows in the final product and in every convention talk that they do together, as they're almost all still on the circuit; since its untimely demise, "Firefly" has attained cult status, and more fans are made every day. Individual cast members still expand happily on the friendships that "Firefly" formed between them, hoping someday to create a similar bond on another project while at the same time being sure that it will never be quite the same again.
-- Thanks to Hoppy for the first paragraph.