Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Revival: Could It Happen?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Revival: Could It Happen?

During its seven-season run, the drama-comedy-supernatural mishmash created by Joss Whedon represented a lot of storytelling highs, while behind the scenes, it launched the careers of a number of great writers, including "UnREAL" co-creator Marti Noxon, "Once Upon a Time" executive producer Jane Espenson, "The Martian" screenwriter Drew Goddard, and many others. With the recent revival trend, it shouldn't come as surprise the network commented on the beloved show. But only when show creator Joss Whedon decides the time is right. So many shows have used Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a jumping off point at this point that a reboot would have to do something decidedly different to adapt itself to where the cultural conversation now lies. As it turns out, though, they aren't the only ones.

According to Comicbook, one of the heads of Fox, Gary Newman, is in talks about bringing back our favorite chosen vampire slayer. "When Joss decides it's time, we'll do it". The TV show is now celebrating 21 years since it first hit The WB, but only last year, Whedon slammed the idea of reboots for never living up to their originals. However, she did tell Entertainment Weekly previous year that "at a certain point, when things are magical, you don't want to go backhand "Godfather III" it, right?" I also loved how hard Buffy worked, as she had no typical powers most superheroes have.

"Everything sort of finds its way back somewhere. There are so many worlds it can live in". If we did it with these guys, they'd be the age they basically are.

Nevertheless, FOX isn't ready to completely abandon the idea of a revival. But yeah, you'd see somebody going through their life at a different stage. Buffy the Vampire Slayer took what could have been a gimmick ("high school is hell") and turned it into one of the best TV shows in history.

Newman added that he "wouldn't get out of the building alive" if he had announced the reboot on the spot.

With The X-Files, Prison Break, and 24 all getting reboots, fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer now have a glimmer of hope. However, the network has built up a reputation for bringing back their successful series.

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