You spoke. Netflix listened. Just a few weeks after our campaign here to get them looking at the show as a possible target for future production, Netflix is talking to CBS about resurrecting the not so long ago cancelled Jericho with an eye to producing new episodes for their streaming network.
Despite massive fans support, Jericho was cancelled in 2008, and the engrossing tale of a small Kansas town surviving in the wake of a nuclear disaster was never finished. Four years later old episodes of the show are still incredibly popular on Netflix’s streaming service. Thousands of tweets were sent to Netflix by GFR readers who participated in our poll, asking them to bring back Netflix. Fan support for the show seems to have diminished very little.
TV Guide warns that negotiations are still in very early stages. Jericho isn’t cheap to produce and making this financially viable is going to be tough. Worse after four years, it’s not going to be easy to get the show’s creative team or its cast back together. Those are just two of several big hurdles they’ll have to overcome to make this a reality, but if they can make it work Jericho’s story will be continued with a third season. This is the first even remotely positive news Jericho fans have had in four years, feel free to celebrate.
Netflix has already made this happen for Arrested Development, which was also cancelled around the same time as Jericho. Now Arrested Development has begun film new episodes set to debut on Netflix in 2013. This can work.
It’s worth noting that Jericho wasn’t even the top vote-getter in our campaign to get Netflix resurrecting previously cancelled science fiction shows. Ahead of it on the list were Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Firefly, V, and Stargate Universe. Hey Netflix, after you get Jericho locked up consider going to work on one of those.