Fox Says They're Ready For A Buffy The Vampire Slayer Reboot

Gary Newman at the INTV Conference in Jerusalem

Hollywood has been digging up archives for reboot and remake possibilities, and it might not be long before "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" gets the treatment.

If Buffy did make a comeback, it wouldn't be the only classic Fox show to do so.

Guest spots on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" helped launch the careers of more than a dozen future stars and even two future Oscar nominees. "And until Joss decides it's time, it won't happen".

No show understands better the idea of life after death than "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", so in these heady times of reboots and revivals, it's not exactly a shock to hear that according to Fox TV group chair Gary Newman, bringing back the show is something "we talk about frequently".

Newman said "I think if you look in our library, Buffy is probably the most ripe show we have for bringing back", going on to add "It's something we talk about frequently, and Joss Whedon is really one of the greatest creators we ever worked with".

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But Newman said, "Reboots aren't actually a focus for us". Joss' inspiration for the series came from a desire for something more than what most thrillers offered - a cliché blonde being killed off while making out with her boyfriend on a secluded road. There are some things that a revival could improve on - the show's lack of diversity for one - but Buffy the Vampire Slayer left a lasting legacy that can only be tarnished by a revival.

"But yeah, the great thing is everybody looks great, and the other great thing is the show is about growing up".

The network already has several revivals airing now, including another '90s cult hit, The X-Files, which has not been doing well ratings-wise.

Sure ... either way, while I get why the series is still big enough to be considered a worthwhile investment, I would argue that we don't need a reboot of Buffy-not now, anyway.

And really, do we need more "Buffy"? You can see everything from Jessica Jones to Teen Wolf taking its cues from Buffy. And I love that it can live in comic form and graphic novels. If Whedon decides Buffy has more tales to tell, that'll be everything fans want. That's what fandom is for. It's not so that executives can take a product that ended on its own terms and try to make it new again.

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