Rumors of a Jericho revival have been hot for some time now, just last May there were reports that Netflix and CBS were in talks over a possible third season comeback.
In the latest will it/wont it update, Jericho creator Stephen Chbosky revealed during a chat with Nerdacy that talks remain ongoing:
You know William Morris Endeavor Agency, who represents me, [executive producer] Jon Turteltaub and many other people, and they’ve been talking to Netflix and you never know. I can’t say what it will be in season 3, but I’m excited for the new developments.
What would Jericho Season 3 look like?
As for where would the story go if the series did return for a third season? Chbosky said:
“Well, if you really, really want to know about season 3, the best thing would be to read the comics. That tells a better story.”
That might be a bit of deflection there from Chbosky, but it could also imply that the comics would provide the template for any potential third season under his watch. Such a continuation would be interesting for all sorts of reasons, not least because it would provide the opportunity to have a built-in road map whilst allowing the show to go off in its own direction, ala The Walking Dead.
Of all the seriables touted to return, Jericho is one of those that makes the most sense, under the right circumstances. Despite a miraculous second season renewal after the show was initially cancelled, the story — at least on-screen — feels ripe for continuation.
While it’s best not to get hopes up too much, sometimes the seriable universe can surprise you (just look at The Killing). We’ll keep you updated on any developments.