Netfiix is breaking out the Defibrillator Pads again. The paid streaming and DVD rental company is in talks with CBS about the possibility of bring back the dystopian drama series JERICHO, as reported by TV Guide.
The show, that ran for a season in 2006, was cancelled, and brought back again in 2008, was about a group of people who struggled to survive after nuclear bombs devastated the country. The reasons why the bombs dropped were only known to a few, but the community knew their survival depended on working together. Tensions inside and out became obstacles for their fragile group.
According to the article, nothing definite is established, but that the two companies are looking at how the deal might profit them. Netflix was probably prompted by their observations of how JERICHO was consistently watched by fans who were part of their streaming audience. Their ability to measure consumer interest this way is a perfect tool for them to take a look at properties that they can rejuvenate. One such is ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, which is due to premiere in 2013, if things go well.
Netflix has several other projects already in motion, if not completed. LILYHAMMER is their premiere original programming currently. It’s about a Gangster living in Sweden (who Knew?). Kevin Spacy’s HOUSE OF CARDS is also supposedly down the road.
But most interesting to me is, according to DEADLINE.COM, Eli Roth is heading out next week to begin shooting his supernatural mystery series, which will air(?) on Netflix in early 2013 – HEMLOCK GROVE. That is, after he puts the finishing touches on his horror themed attraction in Las Vegas - GORETORIUM.
Even though Netflix has had a bad time recently keeping customers, probably due to their separating their streaming and DVD rental service prices, I’m glad they are venturing into a relatively new area of entertainment. Stay tuned to Geek Soul Brother for more on these shows.