A ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Reboot Could Happen One Day

Jason McDonald

TV reboots and revivals have been all the rage lately.  With Fox bringing back classics like “The X-Files” and “24” and CW pursuing a revival of “Roswell” it seems like the shows from my teen years all prime to make a comeback, but the one that would really get me going hasn’t been touched. Yet.

Fox Chairman and CEO Gary Newman was speaking at INTV about the recent revival of old television properties and he revealed that rebooting “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” is something that gets brought up often.  Here’s what Newman stated according to Deadline:

[Buffy the Vampire Slayer] is probably the most ripe show we have for bringing back. It’s something we talk about frequently. Joss Whedon is one of the greatest creators we’ve ever worked for. When Joss decides it’s time, we’ll do it.

So definitely not a confirmation that it’s happening any time soon, but it certainly sounds like Fox is very interested in investigating the possibility.  It’s nice that, for now, they’re waiting for Joss Whedon to spearhead the project.  It’s hard to imagine any sort of Buffy project without his involvement.  But then again, it’s also hard to imagine a Buffy project without the likes of Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, or even David Boreanaz and James Marsters.  Still, if Joss Whedon has a good idea, I’m willing to hear him out.

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” originally aired from 1997 to 2003 and featured a high school girl named Buffy who learns that she’s part of a line of mythical slayers whose destiny is to battle the forces of evil.  It had plenty of ’90s tude, but the was also filled with quirky lovable characters and has since become a pop culture classic.

It also had this dope as hell intro.


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