Buffy The Vampire Slayer: network head is open to a reboot

Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV series remains a cornerstone of geek culture, a show beloved around the globe. Today we’ve learned that Fox, the network that made Buffy, seems to be open to bringing it back – if Whedon ever wants to.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer originally ran for 144 episodes between 1997 and 2003, and it made a star out of its lead actress, Sarah Michelle Gellar. And now, Fox chairman and CEO Gary Newman has expressed his opinions about the show’s revival chances.

Speaking at the INTV conference in Jerusalem, Newman said that Buffy “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.”

Speaking on reboots in general, Newman said this:

“Reboots aren’t actually a focus for us. Most of the time it starts with a creator coming in. 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.”

So, it sounds like Newman is waiting for Joss Whedon to come in with a revival or reboot pitch for Buffy. Newman is open to bringing back the show in some way, but needs the creative spark to walk through his door.

If we ever hear any update on that, we’ll be sure to let you know.

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