Can Netflix help resurrect Jericho?

Posted by Thomas Anderson

Jericho was an American genre action-drama series that first aired in 2006 and ran until 2008.

The show - which was ultimately cancelled due due to poor ratings - focused on the residents of the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the United States.

Plans to resurrect the series have been floating around since 2009, while an IDW comic book series for season 4 hit physical and virtual shelves on August 15, 2012.

Now there is word that a rebooted version of Jericho could possibly resurrected on Netflix, at least according to series co-creator Stephen Chbosky.

"You know WME (William Morris Endeavor) Agency, who represents me, Jon Turteltaub and many other people, and they’ve been talking to Netflix and you never know," Chbosky told Nerdacy.

"I can’t say what it will be in season 3, but I’m excited for the new developments... If you really, really want to know about season 3, the best thing would be to read the comics. That tells a better story."

So there you have it. Unfortunately, it seems rather unclear if there is any real movement towards bringing the show back on Netflix, or if Chbosky is simply speaking theoretically.

Personally, I'd like to Jericho not only resurrected but rebooted, meaning with a new cast of characters that have little do with the mayor, the Green clan or his opponents. Ditto for Hawkins, although perhaps another shadowy agent living in the town unbeknownst to his or her handlers would be a nice touch as well.