Netflix is making a little hobby out of at least inquiring into bringing back popular shows that have been canceled.
Back in March we found out that they were in very early talks with FOX to continue the recently canceled Steven Spielberg-produced prehistoric drama, Terra Nova. No word yet on how those chats went or are going, but if it works out the show would join Netflix’s first successful resurrection, the very popular Arrested Development.
Now comes word that Netflix is interested in one of CBS’s popular canceled shows: Jericho.
The show centered on a fictional Kansas town and its residents as they dealt with the apocalyptic fallout of nuclear attacks on 23 cities in the United States. It starred Skeet Ulrich, Lennie James, and Ashley Scott, to name a few.
Talks between Netflix and CBS are in the most preliminary of stages, so fans of the show shouldn’t get too excited yet. As TV Guide—who first broke the news—says, a whole lot of obstacles still need to be cleared for it all to fall into place. This includes financial terms for both sides and finding a way to get all necessary cast members back together.
If all goes well, this wouldn’t be the first time Jericho returned from the dead. It was canceled after its first season before passionate fans convinced CBS to give it another shot (which is fair enough; Firefly fans would kill for even one more season of their beloved still-dead show). It was after a shortened second season failed to live up to expectations that the plug was once again pulled.
And speaking of Firefly, I consider it an obligation to use each of these shows being looked at for potential revival as an opportunity to ask: when will Netflix inquire about THAT canceled show? When it comes to wanting shows brought back from the dead, you’d have to think that Firefly sits at the top of the popularity list (once joined by Arrested Development).
Way I figure it, the more we nag, the more likely they are to at least ask…right?