Jericho was a relatively short-lived (2 season) TV show, a cult hit from CBS which underwent a controversial period of cancellation after its first season due to poor ratings. After a convincing peanut-filled campaign from its fan community to revive the show, CBS appeased them by giving the closure in its second season.
Well, the Jericho fan community still lives. A grassroots team is now working on another Jericho experience, and they’re looking for someone to help. You can read the announcement from redsox1986 on the Universal HD forum (posted Jan.17).
Now, with Jericho now being aired Sunday nights on the CW, strange things are afoot. The CW has been putting different morse code into their commercials than originally aired. A fan has begun tracking the recent turn of events, and The CW episode commercials can be reviewed here.
Below is a fan-made video compilation overview of the entire Jericho/ARG situation…
Is there more to this CW revival of the Jericho series?
A few days ago, IF Magazine reported an interview with John Turteltaub, who revealed a big announcement for Jericho fans:
“We’re developing a feature for JERICHO,” says Turteltaub. “It would not require you to have seen the TV show, but it get 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 in Jericho.”
Take that as you may, but with The CW taking on the Jericho series, it’s now being hailed as “the TV show that won’t die”.
Keep your eyes peeled for more viral Jericho ARG happenings… it’s not done yet!