Is A Buffy The Vampire Slayer Reboot Happening? Stakes Are High
Is Buffy The Vampire Slayer Reboot Happening?
Listen, we all want a Buffy The Vampire Slayer revival. It's a TV show that easily lends itself to the world of 2018. Buffy was already ahead of its time when it originally came to an end 15 years ago, but Buffy 2018 would have a whole new bag of issues to stab a stake through.
But are we just being teased, or is a Buffy The Vampire Slayer reboot 2018 actually happening?
According to the chair of Fox TV group, who owns the rights to Buffy, he is very into rebooting the pain in the neck teen drama. (See what I did there? Because vampires are a pain in the neck.)
However, this is one condition on a reboot happening.
Gary Newman, the Fox TV group chair, says that Buffy is one of their shows that lends itself to a remake the most and that Fox execs talk about it a lot.
Before I start sharpening my stakes, there is one catch.
In order for Fox to move forward with a Buffy reboot, they want the blessings from the original creator Joss Whedon — in fact, they want him on board.
"It's something we talk about frequently, and Joss Whedon is really one of the greatest creators we ever worked with. When Joss decides it's time, we'll do it. And until Joss decides it's time, it won't happen."
Joss, for all the gay little witches in the world (Willow and me), please say yes.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer 20th Anniversary
Last year, during the show's 20th anniversary, Whedon mentioned that he's not really into the trend of reboots on TV.
Disappointing… but he also didn't rule it out fully. Basically, Joss plays with my heartstrings in interviews just as he does in his written work.
"You bring something back, and even if it's exactly as good as it was, the experience can't be ... Luckily most of my actors still look wonderful, but I'm not worried about them being creaky. I'm more worried about me being creaky as a storyteller. You don't want that feeling that you should have left before the encore. I don't rule it out, but I fear that."
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Buffy herself, said that she finds that the show was so important because it was during the character's formative years in high school and college. She feels that, if the characters were to return for a reboot, it wouldn't mean as much if they're all adults.
UH, EXCUSE ME? I don't know, personally, adulthood is pretty hard and dramatic to me.
That said, I guess everything was so important in high school that it's an endless resource for drama and emotions so I get it.
Beyond that, how about we see Sarah Michelle Gellar training the next Buffy to take on the supernatural?
You know what, Fox, Whedon, hit me up. I've got some solid ideas.