Well, here’s some absolutely NUTS news: Netflix is in negotiations with CBS to bring back Jericho.
The post-apocalyptic serial, which starred Skeet Ulrich and Lennie James, followed the residents of a small Kansas town in their struggles survive a nuclear attack.
According to TV Guide, the streaming giant has eyes on reviving the cult series in a similar vein to Arrested Development, which is earmarked for a 10-episode comeback on Netflix in 2013. Their interest in Jericho is said to be driven by the show’s popularity on their on-demand service.
CBS canceled Jericho in 2007 citing low-ratings, only to bring it back for a second season following a peanut-fueled fan campaign. However, the show was again put to the sword after the 7-episode return.
The thought of Jericho receiving a third season on a medium that complements serialized narrative is exciting, but talks are only at a preliminary stage and there are many challenges ahead, including making it financially viable for both Netflix and CBS, and rounding up the cast — many of whom are working on other projects.
Netflix were reportedly circling ABC’s yet-to-be-officially-canceled The River, though they slammed the breaks on bringing FOX’s Terra Nova back for a second season. I wondered whether they might be tempted by Alcatraz (now that Fringe is claimed) should FOX not renew the mystery drama.
Of course, there’s only so much they could finance next season, but one thing is for sure, they are actively pursuing serialized drama, which makes things very interesting.
Are you a Jericho fan? Would you like to see it return on Netflix?
Source: TV Guide