‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ Reboot: Fox Exec Says Show’s Return Is in Talks
Prepare yourselves, Scoobies, as the return of Buffy The Vampire Slayer to our TV screens is becoming a very real possibility.
At the INTV Conference in Jerusalem this week, Fox Chairman and CEO Gary Newman teased that a reboot of the beloved fantasy series “is probably the most ripe show we have for bringing back.”
He added, “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.”
With the recent TV reboot bonanza, anything is possible and Fox has jumped right on that bandwagon. It currently has The X-Files on the air and a new 24 series in the works, plus a Prison Break spinoff and The Greatest American Hero in production with New Girl‘s Hannah Simone as the lead.
“Reboots aren’t actually a focus for us. Most of the time it starts with a creator coming in,” Newman explained. “Admittedly, we chased The X-Files for a while. But when we first brought it back, it was Chris and David and Gillian. The 24 franchise… we’ll always want it.”
Buffy debuted 21 years ago on The WB.