With the world of cinema having been regularly mined to churn out remakes, reboots, reimaginings, recalibrations or whatever the phrase of the month is, the realm of TV has recently seen ample reboots of famed series' brought to life. And now, it could well be that everyone’s favourite slayer may getting a fresh lick of paint for a new generation. Yes, we’re talking Buffy.
Speaking at the INTV conference (as reported by Deadline), FOX chairman Gary Newman gave a firm indicator that he’s more than keen to see Buffy the Vampire Slayer brought back from the dead. As Newman put it, “[Buffy] is probably the most ripe show we have for bringing back.”
He then 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.”
This follows on for returns, reboots or remakes of the likes of The X-Files, Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider, Bionic Woman, Prime Suspect, Beverly Hills 90210, Hawaii Five-O, Dallas, Dynasty, Roseanne, Magnum, P.I., and Cagney & Lacey over the past several years.
Whether Buffy does inevitably get the remake treatment, we’ll have to wait and see. For now, it looks like any return or reboot for Sunnydale’s famed slayer is all down to Joss Whedon giving the all-clear.
As ever, expect more on this if and when it develops.