Report: Jericho movie in development

By Tim Surette

Jan 15, 2009

Set your phasers to "head-exploding." Jericho's rabid fan base may have scored themselves another victory. According to a report from IF Magazine, executive producer Jon Turtletaub has confirmed that he is developing a Jericho movie.

"We're developing a feature for Jericho," Turteltaub told IF. "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."

Jericho was one of the great television stories of 2007, becoming un-canceled after irate fans planned a clever protest--something that doesn't happen often in this day and age. Unfortunately, the victory was short-lived and the show was canceled after a short second season.

Today's news couldn't come sooner for Jericho fans, who have been eagerly awaiting further word of the future of the drama. But before any of you start camping out at the local movie theater, know this: the key word is "developing."

Turtletaub's comments could simply mean he's pondering the idea and thinking of scenarios for the movie. At best, he's in discussions with other Jericho producers and talking to potential studios. Either way, it's too early to start accepting a Jericho movie as reality.

Jericho (the television series) followed the survivors of a nuclear attack on the U.S. The show starred Skeet Ulrich, Lennie James, and Pamela Reed.

Exciting news for Jericho fans, but do you think this is a good idea?

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  • TylerTalamant Jun 02, 2011

    wen does the movie come out?

  • RichardPorter1 Jan 11, 2011

    Shame deaf people stopped watching after Bonnie was killed. They can\'t have just liked the show because of 1 deaf character and it seems a bit petty to stop watching a show because of the loss of 1 character, especially when the scene was done so well, (it wouldn\'t have been as good if the character hadn\'t been deaf), and when this death was so important in the storyline. In my opinion, if the series hadn\'t been axed this event would have had repurcussions for the rest of series 2.

  • Roseii Feb 11, 2010

    I think that it is a great idea to have a movie for the show. I LOVE the show and always have. Firefly did awesome when a movie was made after one season of the show, it is still a series that I really miss. I think that it would be cool if there were other Deaf people in the movie, and I regret Bonnie dieing like everyone else that watched the series, but she went out great. When you go into a show like this you walk in knowing that your character could die at any moment. The bad guys don't care if you are Deaf or not.. Bonnie died doing what she believed was right, protecting someone that she loved. I personally know a lot of Deaf people that didn't stop watching the show after it happened. It goes both ways. She wasn't killed off in the show because she was Deaf, she killed off because she was a major part of the show, someone who everyone knew and loved in the town... Someone that people in the town would fight the government for BECAUSE it was so wrong that she was murdered. To me that, and before it happened, it made the character special beyond words, and no one will ever forget her.

  • Chezzo Jan 09, 2010

    I think it's a great idea!

    You know what another great idea would be? To have another Deaf character in the movie. The Deaf are very proud of ASL, and will back a show until it's end if it features a Deaf character.

    That is, unless they are killed off, even in a blaze of glory like Bonnie. Every single Deaf person I talked to has both seen the show, and stopped watching after they killed off Bonnie.

  • marjanssen Sep 24, 2009

    I thought a movie would be a good resolution of the story after season 2. Since that ended with a civil war about to break out. It would be hard to do that justice on TV budgets. Besides the filmic resolution of a TV series worked well for Firefly so it shouldn't disappoint the fans.

    Even though I'm still hoping for a full TV season. :)

  • LeachDK Mar 21, 2009

    Can't wait but the question is if its a tv-movie or if it comes to a cinema near you...

  • artzylady Mar 17, 2009

    Cool! I can't wait for this.

  • Trekforever Feb 16, 2009

    Sweet! I can't wait, let's hope they keep the same cast.

  • Endgame65 Feb 01, 2009

    Good god, wasn't a few more episodes enough? Sheesh.

  • ElmoKajaky Jan 30, 2009

    Awesometastic!

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