By the sounds of things, Netflix is in talks to resurrect another long dead cult favorite TV show. TV Guide Magazine has confirmed that the internet based streaming service is in early talks with CBS to bring back the post nuclear apocalypse TV drama Jericho.
Apparently in the four years since the show go the axe it has remained very popular with Netflix users. Hell I’ll admit it, I didn’t watch it till it was offered on there, I have a long standing ‘no Skeet Ulrich‘ rule.
With a rabid fan base that had a successful mail-in-peanuts campaign that earned the show a second (and final) season, a couple of failed attempts to return to TV in some form or another, stalled out movie talks and, a comic book season 3, Netflix thinks there is still enough interest in the happenings of a small Kansas town in the wake of a nuclear attack to bring it back created by Jon Turteltaub.
Jericho would add to a growing list of original programming for Netflix, Lilyhammer, the upcoming House of Cards and of course, Arrested Development (among many other rumored resurrections) and if this happens it could start as soon as 2013. Granted you’d have to round up the (at least some) of the original cast, hire some writers, get Skeet to book of time from Arby’s…