Ever since the second season ended with an epic setup for a third year, fans have been clamoring for more of CBS’s short-lived Jericho. It’s been a few years, but don’t give up hope—series creator Stephen Chbosky says it ain’t dead yet.
The late, great Jericho still has a rabid fan base out there. Maybe not as strong as Joss Whedon’s short-lived Firefly, but it's there. Chbosky said that passion has kept the show in the public consciousness long enough that those rumored discussions with Netflix might actually lead to something.
The story has continued via a successful comic book run, much as Buffy the Vampire Slayer found new life with canonical comic “seasons” in recent years. Chbosky tackled the show’s fate at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), saying the comics could serve as a great template for a continuation of some kind:
“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 three, but I’m excited for the new developments... Well, if you really, really want to know about season three, the best thing would be to read the comics. That tells a better story.”
Netflix is making a hard push into original content, and the Arrested Development deal shows they’re not afraid to revive fan favorites. Jericho has found even more fans in the wake of its cancellation via streaming services like Netflix, and it’d be a natural fit for the original development slate.
What do you think? Would you like to return to the post-nuke world of Jericho?