Jericho star still hopeful Netflix will save series (and wants in)

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:16 PM EST

Remember last month's news that Netflix was thinking about reviving the cult post-apocalyptic series Jericho? Well, you can count on at least one member of the cast being interested in returning.

Digital Spy reports that Lennie James, who played Robert Hawkins on the original CBS sci-fi drama, says he'd "definitely be interested" in working on a new version of the show. Jericho was canceled by CBS in 2008 after two seasons, but Netflix has shown interest in bringing it back.

James said about the possibility of Jericho returning, "At the moment it's just rumors and talks. It is certainly something I would never dismiss. I had too much fun on the show, I have too much loyalty to that show. The cast, crews and creators were very good to me and looked after me while I've been over in the U.S., so it would always be very hard for me to say no."

The actor, who hails from England and also impressed viewers with his brief time as Morgan Jones on season one of The Walking Dead, had nothing but kind words about the "incredibly loyal" fans who supported Jericho and launched a memorable campaign to save the show after its first season that involved sending 20 tons of peanuts to CBS headquarters.

But above all, James said that it's the cast and crew that would ultimately lure him back: "It's the show that brought me over to America, I made friends for life on it, and if they manage to find a way to make it work or make it viable to return, I would definitely be interested. I'd love to hang out with all those guys again and get back into that character."

No word yet on whether Skeet Ulrich, Ashley Scott, Kenneth Mitchell or the rest of the cast share James' feelings. Would you like to see Jericho revived? Even if they couldn't get back all the original cast members?

(Via Digital Spy)