U.S. Opening Date: 2010
Jericho is a drama about what happens when a nuclear
mushroom cloud suddenly appears on the horizon, plunging the residents of
a small, peaceful Kansas town into chaos, leaving them completely isolated
and wondering if they're the only Americans left alive. But in this time
of crisis, as sensible people become paranoid, personal agendas take over
and well-kept secrets threaten to be revealed, some people will find an
inner strength they never knew they had and the most unlikely heroes will
Jericho is the
TV series that just won’t lie down and die.
Cancelled after one season, a vociferous fan campaign
brought it back for a short-lived second season in which many of the loose
plot ends from the previous season’s cliff-hanger ending were tied up.
Sort of. The finale for the second season left the door
wide open for more episodes, and now comes the news from producer Jon
Turteltaub that a full-length Jericho movie that will reunite all
of the stars of the TV show is in the pipeline.
According to Turteltaub: “We’re developing a feature
for Jericho. It would not require you to have seen the TV show, but
it gets into life after an event like this on a national scale. It would
be the bigger, full on American version of what's going on beyond the town
Little is known on the budget and other details such as
distribution (is it made-for-TV, straight-to-DVD or will it actually have
a theatrical release?) right now except that "anything would be a huge
budget compared to what we were dealing with. If we had $40 million
dollars to make a movie with, that's 20 times more than we did before."
Despite the show’s flaws (it felt like a TV soap about
the apocalypse at times) we here at Sci-Fi Movie Page count ourselves as
fans of Jericho and would welcome any effort to bring it back even
if it is just for one movie and not an entire season . . .
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