Major catastrophe in Jericho

Will this small town survive, and if so, how?

Sunday, February 11th at 9:30pm

What would happen if the inhabitants of a small town found themselves the subjects of a major catastrophe, with no clue as to whether they were being attacked, or it was a freak accident, and with no contact with the outside world? The people of Jericho find themselves in that situation when this, literally, explosive new drama premieres on Sunday, February 11th at 9:30pm on 3.

Starring Skeet Ulrich (Scream) and Gerald McRaney (Major Dad), Jericho is a small, peaceful American town which gets turned upside down and must learn how to fight for survival, and to rebuild itself. As lead Ulrich says, the show doesn’t really fit into one type of genre.

“It’s not a Sci Fi show. It’s more of a character driven drama, but I can’t really stick it in any kind of specific genre,” Ulrich, who plays Jake Green, told IF Magazine. “I could say survival drama.”

Ulrich remains adamant that the show is less about the catastrophe and more about the people who are affected by it, stating, “I think it ultimately becomes how do ordinary people handle a situation that is beyond our realm of understanding?… Who do we become and what do we fight for and what is it that we are interested in and drawn to. Really the demise of, I won’t say civilisation, but a town and how that microcosm really rebuilds itself and what do they start with.”

Ulrich’s character Green, the lead, is a mysterious person, who has returned home to Jericho after being away for some time. Although many are happy to see him, some seem less enthused with the way he packed up and left, although the viewers are not really told why. Ulrich, who knows more about his character than he can let on, is even in the dark about how much the viewers will find out about Green.

“I’ve been told the whole back story, but as to how they are going to reveal it, I don’t know how that’s going to play out. We went over and over about what it was going to be and there were things to hold.”

Although Ulrich won’t give away too much information about where the series is going, he will divulge that he has complete faith in the show, and is in awe of the work of his colleagues.

“I tell you what, I thought when I first saw the pilot how amazing this was. I didn’t have that many scenes in the pilot with Gerald [McRaney], but the work he did was just amazing. Not just him, everybody was so unbelievable in the pilot I was just blown away.”

See for yourself if Ulrich is right when Jericho premieres on Sunday, February 11th at 9:30pm on 3.

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