Yup, Netflix is thinking about reviving the cult post-apocalyptic series Jericho – producing all new episodes of the series CBS canceled in 2008.
Lennie James, who played Robert Hawkins on the original, says he’d “definitely be interested” in working on a new version of the show.
James said about the possibility of Jericho returning, “At the moment it’s just rumors and talks. It is certainly something I would never dismiss. I had too much fun on the show, I have too much loyalty to that show. The cast, crews and creators were very good to me and looked after me while I’ve been over in the US, so it would always be very hard for me to say no.”
But above all, James said that it’s the cast and crew that would ultimately lure him back: “It’s the show that brought me over to America, I made friends for life on it and if they manage to find a way to make it work or make it viable to return, I would definitely be interested. I’d love to hang out with all those guys again and get back into that character.”
No word yet on whether Skeet Ulrich, Ashley Scott, Kenneth Mitchell or the rest of the cast share James’ feelings.
While I did enjoy Jericho, what interests me most about this is Netflix going into the production side and possibly creating new, original content of other beloved shows. You know Firefly is the one I’m most routing for.