'Buffy' revival a possibility, but only with creator Joss Whedon

Postado Março 13, 2018

"It's something we talk about frequently, and Joss Whedon is really one of the greatest creators we ever worked with".

According to a March 13 report by Deadline, Newman opened up about the possibility of bringing Buffy The Vampire Slayer back to television.

Sure ... either way, while I get why the series is still big enough to be considered a worthwhile investment, I would argue that we don't need a reboot of Buffy-not now, anyway.

Two decades on from when Sarah Michelle Gellar first kicked some undead ass on our screens, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is still just as popular as ever, with a large and loyal fanbase whose love for Joss Whedon's supernatural adventure/high school drama series has never faded. Since Buffy Summers enabled all potential slayers with slayer powers at the end of the show's run, a reboot is definitely possible. Buffy had no problem wearing heels or cute dresses to battle.

But there are too many ways this could go wrong.

Buffy is iconic, and its influence remains important, but I feel the same about a Buffy reboot as I felt about the Gilmore Girls reboot: sometimes, good things from the past should stay in the past. "Buffy Speak" has been adopted by multiple shows, and having complex but flawed female heroines, with a touch of glam, is more the norm. No, but most, if not all of them, try to use some elements of the Buffy model.

As reported by Variety, "Most times when we brought things back, it started with the creator coming into us and saying I've got another story I want to tell", Newman said. Since its conclusion, the series has continued in comic book form, with some of the characters continuing their journey in the Angel spin-off series.

Many broadcast networks are in the business of reviving their fan-favorite TV shows from the 1990s and early 2000s, including FOX, which has revivals of The X-Files, 24, Prison Break, and the upcoming Greatest American Hero. That's what fandom is for. It's not so that executives can take a product that ended on its own terms and try to make it new again.