TV Guide Magazine has confirmed that Netflix has approached CBS about resurrecting Jericho, an apocalyptic show with a very vocal fanbase. The series was cancelled four years ago after having lasted for two seasons, with its second season having only consisted of 6 episodes. Netflix took notice that the show remains popular still on their instant streaming service and would love to have the opportunity to revitalize the show much like with the previously cancelled Arrested Development. The talks are very preliminary and do not signify that Jericho will indeed come back as a series yet. There are a lot of things that need to be overcome in order for the show to be revived. However, for fans of the show, this is should be welcome news as this looks to be the best chance for the show to live on.
I’ve seen Jericho and really enjoyed the series. I can’t say that I’m a die-hard fan but I would definitely check out a third season should Netflix and CBS come to an agreement and move forward in creating more episodes. I would love to see Netflix go after something like Veronica Mars. I wouldn’t even need a full season, perhaps a limited series with about 6-10 episodes per season. I’d love to see a grown up Veronica Mars with creator Rob Thomas at the helm. I’d even be happy if Netflix just did a Veronica Mars movie as part of their branching into producing original content.
Firefly is also another one that I’m sure many would hope to see revived and, don’t get me wrong, if it actually happened, I would be through the moon at the chance of seeing more of that beloved show, but it’s not something I feel the need to campaign for. I think there reaches a time where you have to realize that it’d be incredibly difficult to reassemble that cast and crew as they’ve moved on to other things. Whedon has a plethora of ideas that I would like to see him get the chance to produce. I want more Firefly just as much as the next guy but I wouldn’t want to limit Whedon’s output by telling him to go back to the well. If he wants to and can re-assemble the cast, well then I’ll support that wholeheartedly but I know he’s got a lot to offer the film and television mediums that he hasn’t explored yet. Plus, I can always go back and rewatch the series and Serenity any gorram (yea, I’m a dork) time I feel like it.
So what’s your opinion? Do you think we should keep holding out hope for beloved but cancelled shows to return?