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Jericho To Be Revived by Netflix?

Ask anyone about a show cancellation they're still mad about, and you'll probably get one of three answers: Firefly, Arrested Development, and Jericho. These are shows that still have a massive fanbase years after cancellation -- one that's only grown via DVDs and instant streaming. Fans still feel robbed that their favorite shows were cut short, and perhaps rightfully so. Thankfully, there's hope on the horizon, and its name is Netflix. The company, which offers an Instant Streaming service to online users, announced last year that it would be heading up the resurrection of Arrested Development, a sitcom cancelled by FOX in 2006. The show's long-awaited fourth season will premiere on Netflix Instant Streaming sometime next year. Could a similar resurrection be in store for Jericho? According to co-executive producer Karim Zreik, "both sides are talking." 

Jericho, a post-apocalyptic drama starring Skeet Ulrich, aired from 2006 to 2008 on CBS. The series was cancelled after its first season, only for CBS to bring the series back for a second season after intense fan pressure. After the second season, the series was cancelled, apparently permanently. 

But that cancellation might not be so permanent, with these Netflix talks. "We'd be ecstatic if that happened," Zreik told The Hollywood Reporter. "From what I hear, sides are talking. I wish I knew more. As you know, the fanbase of that show were incredible and they've all started reaching out since this report came out. It's exciting and I know the cast is excited too."

Three Jericho comic books have been released since the show's cancellation, but Zreik remains enthusiastic that there are still many storylines to explore. "Story-wise, we've got ample story to tell, that's not a concern. I think we're just waiting to see if a deal can be brokered."

If such a deal can be reached, Netflix will cement its reputation as the savior of cancelled shows. What will be next for the company? We only have one suggestion: Firefly. 


- Karim Zreik
- Jericho

Written by: mcpherson
May 18th, 2012, 9:45 am


Message Posted On Jul 8th, 2013, 5:16 pm
It's been over a year since this article was released. I hope the talks are still on-going. There has to be more "Jericho!"

Message Posted On Oct 13th, 2012, 9:41 am
If futurama can come back, Jericho def has a fighting chance.

Message Posted On Jul 20th, 2012, 8:38 am
I never heard of Jericho as io don't watch much TV but got Netflix a few months ago and came across Jericho a few days ago. O M G what an amazing show! My son and I are hooked and saw both seasons in just a few days - why did it get cancelled?? We're def going to keep watching the episodes for sure - I really hope Netflix can help bring it back!! Thanks for this site, I'm glad to have found other Jericho fans :)

Message Posted On May 22nd, 2012, 5:21 pm
Yay! Thanks Netflix. Too bad its not available in NZ :(

Message Posted On May 19th, 2012, 10:12 am
Firefly, Jericho, Reaper, I just geekgasmed...

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Message Posted On May 19th, 2012, 4:35 am

I agree with anon - Firefly was a masterpiece that couldnt continue without wash and book - Whedon put that to bed when he did serenity. Maybe a spinoff - but never get the original Firefly... even though we all would love it back.


Message Posted On May 19th, 2012, 3:11 am
How on earth can you even think of bringing Firefly back without Wash and Book?

Message Posted On May 18th, 2012, 3:15 pm
Wow! Love love love Jericho. I still watch the series DVDs. Please bring it back. I would get Netflix just to watch this. I say no to Firefly only because Castle is the best show on TV right now, so Nathan Fillion is a little busy being the title character.

Message Posted On May 18th, 2012, 1:50 pm
Jericho was a brillinat show. Very exciting news!

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Message Posted On May 18th, 2012, 1:08 pm

I hit twitter and netflix daily - I'm rooting for the greenlight news. #Jericho FTW (or close 2nd after Arressted Development.)

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