Two years after Comedy Central cancelled the show, Netflix is in discussions with the producers of “Reno 911!” about creating more episodes of the comedy reports Vulture.
Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher have been in active discussions with Netflix about reviving the comedy, but there’s various hurdles to face before Lt. Dangle will be slipping on the tight shorts again.
For starters co-creators and stars Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, and Kerri Kenney-Silver have not yet signed a deal. Also Comedy Central still owns the copyright so would need to agree to let the new episodes to initially appear exclusively on Netflix. One thing not expected to be an issue however is cost as the show is quite cheap to produce, meaning financial elements will be one of the easier aspects of the deal.
The show ended after six seasons with 88 episodes, enough for syndication but fewer than various TV affiliates would have liked. The news comes shortly after it was revealed Netflix is interested in doing a similar arrangement for the cancelled Fox series “Arrested Development”, but the ‘Reno’ revival idea has been in the works for a while now.