Netflix's next TV resurrection might be 'Jericho'

Posted by Mike Luttrell

After gaining commendation for bringing back the cult TV classic Arrested Development, Netflix is working on bringing another dead TV show back from the grave.

 

According to TV Guide, the streaming site has been in discussions with CBS about breathing new life to the drama series Jericho.

Originally aired from 2006 to 2008, Jericho focused on the story of rural families who were faced with tough struggles after the United States was the target of devastating nuclear attacks.

It was never a ratings juggernaut, but it managed to secure a very loyal cult following, much in the same vein as Arrested Development.

After CBS pulled the plug, those loyal fans unsuccessfully tried to campaign for CBS to reverse its decision, though that ardent support did lend itself to a comic book series being created, which continued the storyline into a third and fourth season.

It has been reported that Netflix is trying to figure out if the original TV cast members would be available for a revival of the show.

Netflix has already proven that in addition to being a popular destination for video content that already exists and has been aired elsewhere, it can be its own content creator as well.

The site is placing an ever increasing focus on producing its own original programming. One of the biggest success stories is the revival of Arrested Development, so it has shown that bringing back an old TV show to appeal to its fan base can work.

Jericho is arguably even a bit more under the radar than Arrested Development, but we'll see what happens.