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INTERVIEWS - Carol Barbee
July 21, 2008
Executive producer and writer Carol Barbee goes to war to prove that Jericho is down but not out
By Melissa Perenson
The unlikely fan favorite—about an apocalyptic nuclear event that impacts the otherwise peaceful town of Jericho—got an unexpected second chance to shine after a fan-driven campaign to save the show succeeded. Yet even then, Jericho didn't make the grade on CBS, and was canceled after its seven-episode run.
But that doesn't mean the story is finished, if the show's creative staff has its way. Executive producer and writer Carol Barbee (who penned four episodes of the 20-episode series: "Vox Populi," "Why We Fight," "Reconstruction" and "Sedition") spills the details on what lies ahead for Jericho—and how the production team approached season two.
The second-season finale became the series finale—and so much story remains to be told. Have we seen the last of Jericho?
Barbee: I have to be a little cagey, because I can't make any sort of official announcement, because we haven't gotten deals actually, formally put together, but there's definitely interest, and we continue to have meetings and discussions with several parties that are interested in continuing the story. I think the most obvious ones at this point would be the graphic novel; we have a couple of companies who are very interested, and we're meeting back and forth with them. We also have interest in a feature film, so we're in the process of that. The [interest] is very real; it just takes time. Our hope would be that any one of these things, and certainly if we had both of these things going, that at some point they would also bolster the want to put on another TV series...