The CBS television series "Jericho" debuted in 2006, and detailed the story of Jericho, Kansas following a major nuclear attack on the United States. Despite being beloved by fans, CBS canceled the series after its first season. After CBS received more than 40,000 pounds of nuts from motivated fans, the network reversed its decision to cancel "Jericho" and the series gained a second lease on life. While the show was canceled after a seven-episode second season.
Things looked bleak, until the series received a renewal of sorts -- a comic book designed to act as the show's third season. Originally published by Devil's Due, IDW Publishing took over the rights and finished out the series. Now, IDW has announced that "Jericho" lives again, with "Jericho: Season Four" on the way in July from writer Kalinda Vazquez and artist Andrew Currie. The series features covers by Tim Bradstreet, and, like "Season Three" will be overseen by the show's writers.
See IDW's press release below and stay tuned to CBR News for more news on "Jericho: Season Four."
Official Press Release
IDW Publishing is pleased to announce another series of Jericho comics hitting shelves this summer! The fan-favorite returns with a story picking up after the events of Jericho: Season Three. Overseen by the original television series’ writing staff and written by Kalinda Vazquez with art by Andrew Currie and covers by Tim Bradstreet, this five-issue series will be an absolutely essential piece of Jericho’s sprawling post-apocalyptic story.
“The greatest fans in the world came out strong for Jericho Season Three: Civil War and we are so thrilled to announce another installment of the comic book series," said Dan Shotz, Executive Producer of Jericho. “Jake and Hawkins have finally come home to Jericho and we want to personally thank those fans and IDW for allowing that to happen.”
“Working so closely with the creators of the TV show has been a blast, their love of the material is contagious, and one of the reasons I think fans relate to it so fervently,” said Senior Editor Scott Dunbier.
Jericho’s engrossing plot and rabid fan base have kept the show alive in different forms, seemingly against all odds. For long-time fans of the television series, or those discovering it for the first time, the enduring tale of survival against a backdrop of compelling suspense has proven to be an engrossing experience that’s not to be missed!
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Jericho: Season Four is a licensed product of CBS Consumer Products.
JERICHO: SEASON 4 #1 will be available in stores in JULY 2012. Diamond order code: MAY12 0353.