Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a hardened veteran (on the losing side) of a galactic civil war, who
now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity.
He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family--squabbling,
insubordinate and undyingly loyal. When Mal takes on two new passengers--a young doctor
and his unstable, telepathic sister--he gets much more than he bargained for. The pair are
fugitives from the coalition dominating the universe, who will stop at nothing to reclaim the
girl. The crew that was once used to skimming the outskirts of the galaxy unnoticed find
themselves caught between the unstoppable military force of the Universal Alliance and the
horrific, cannibalistic fury of the Reavers, savages who roam the very edge of space. Hunted
by vastly different enemies, they begin to discover that the greatest danger to them may be
on board Serenity herself.