Netflix has been making some moves for original content as of late. Cancelled series Terra Nova and The River have been looked into to possibly continue the series on the instant streaming format, just as Arrested Development will early next year. Now, the pay-service is at it again, but this time with a series that many thought was deep below the ground.
TV Guide reports that Netflix is currently in preliminary discussions to maybe bring back CBS’ cult hit drama Jericho for a third season. The series ended four years ago after another disappointing second year that was only commissioned after a massive fan campaign to bring it back. Since then, Jericho‘s two seasons have been available to stream on Netflix, and is apparently seeing high numbers.
Netflix executives would love to ressurect the series much in the way the long-cancelled Arrested Development is set to rise from the dead, though it’s not exactly going to be an easy task. While lead actor Skeet Ulrich remains pretty much available after the failure of Law & Order: Los Angeles, most of the cast seems scattered, and it’s unclear what behind the scenes cast would return if it was to even happen. The other big problem lies in a financial agreement that is great for both Netflix and CBS Studios, who is speaking with the company now.
Jericho joins a list of other prospects that Netflix is rounding up to boost some original content on their service. Arrested Development remains the big draw, while their first seriesLilyhammer debuted earlier this year. David Fincher’s Kevin Spacey drama House of Cards has received a two season dedication, and may even keep the director from returning to the sequels of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Eli Roth is developing his own horror series as well, while Netflix seems to be in the marketing of reviving old favorites where ever they lie.
While it’s an incredibly long shot for Jericho, and it doesn’t exactly look likely, I personally think that this opens up a whole new realm of options. If Netflix is looking to dive into old content such as Jericho, who’s to say they won’t look into more? Perhaps a third season of Party Down could become a reality? Hell, the one I would really like to see would be a fourth season of Veronica Mars (which out of all of the projects here seems like it could really work). With Netflix looking into cult favorites, perhaps fans’ dreams may finally become true.