It's the series that refuses to die and has become a cult smash saved from cancellation once before: Jericho. After a return and cancellation once more on CBS, you would think that would have been it for the riveting drama. But after multiple years off air and gaining popularity through the internet, word surfaced last Spring that the little show that could might be back for Round 3 thanks to Netflix. Since then, however, nothing has surfaced and talks were previously thought to be dead. But now, it's been revealed that after all this time there is still hope as discussions are still very much ongoing.
Promoting the Blu-Ray and DVD release of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, of which he wrote and directed along with penning the original novel, Nerdacy (via Screenrant) asked creator Stephen Chbosky whether or not the talks regarding Jericho are true and if there is any update.
Chbosky confirmed that talks are still happening and said, "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. I can’t say what it will be in season 3, but I’m excited for the new developments."
Jericho tells the tale of a small Kansas town that are isolated following the nuclear aftermath of 23 major cities around the United States of America. Jake Green originally returned to claim his inheritance from his father, the Mayor of Jericho, but steps up as a leader following the apocalyptic conditions. As tensions grow high, the isolation begins to dissolve as the western U.S. reforms itself into the Allied States of America while the two season series ends with the nation on the brink of a Second Civil War.
Following the series cancellation, the show continued in comic books form with a third season series in 2011 penned by part of the show's writing staff. A fourth season kicked off in the same regard began in August of last year but so far only one issue has been released and its current future remains unclear.
Exactly whether or not these negotiations will amount to anything has yet to be determined. Discussions have been underway for eight months now and no developments have surfaced since. They've dropped out of various series revivals before, including last year's The River, though Jericho is a cult hit who's cast is currently pretty much available. While a less than confident answer from Chbosky doesn't do wonders, it's at least a brief update for the time being.
Pretty stoked in Netflix's platform to bring back old faves and create new programming, tbh. Also, Jericho was one of my faves. I'd love to see it return.