March 19, 2011, an article entitled: “Another Netflix Content Idea: Saving Cancelled Cult Hits”:
Would the economics ultimately work out? It’s hard to say for sure. Even the House of Cards bet is still very much a bet for Netflix as well. But I do think that a proven cult hit like Firefly would be much less of a gamble (and could likely be secured for cheaper than House of Cards was).
And that’s just one example. Arrested Development. Battlestar Galactica. Twin Peaks. These are all things that could succeed where they failed on television because it’s an entirely different model.
Bolding mine. Actually, entire article mine.
You’re welcome, Netflix. Next bring back Firefly and we’ll call it even.