Nathan Fillion, Meg Donnelly, and Katy Mixon on the set of American Housewife.
Photo: ABC

You wanted a new season of Firefly? Here’s the latest reminder that’s probably never going to happen outside of a reboot, in the weirdest way possible: a picture of Nathan Fillion’s upcoming cameo on ABC’s American Housewife.

Yes, Fillion is donning his trusty browncoat once more, but not for more Firefly—instead, he’ll be making a cameo appearance as himself (dressed up as Mal for reasons unknown) in two episodes from the upcoming season of American Housewife.

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No further details were revealed about Fillion’s appearance, or why he’ll be suited up as his beloved Firefly hero, but the actor has taken to Instagram to share a few more moments from the set as he once again donned his, err, tight pants to become the captain of the Serenity again:

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Which reminds me, if a former Firefly star is making a cameo in something, is it mandatory that they dress up as Mal? Because I’m sensing a theme here.

[TV Line]