Scott Tipton wrote:If you've read a couple interviews I've done here or there, you may have read that Elena Casagrande and I were going to follow up our "Hole in the World" mini with an adaptation of "Orpheus" that wound up not happening for reasons too dull to get into here.
Anyway, since we had a little more room to play in that one compared to "Hole," we were going to get to add a few new scenes, and one of the things Elena and I were looking forward to most was playing with that Willow/Fred dynamic. We had the scenes plotted out and everything, and I think the first one even made it all the way to script.
Scott, it's very annoying that you couldn't adapt "Orpheus". It could be a great graphic novel. The material is so rich and rewarding.
Back to Illyria - I vaguely remember rumors that, if season 6 would've happened on TV, Joss would've explored Illyria/Fred duality, as a metaphor of science that puts itself above good and evil.
It pains me to say good-bye to IDW's Illyria, but, at the same time, I look forward to Joss' take on her. And, knowing Joss' disposition towards torturing his characters I feel for Illyria in advance.