Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Could Buffy Be Heading For A Reboot? Fox TV Boss Gary Newman Discusses Possibility

Fox Television Group chairman & CEO Gary Newman gave hope to all Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanatics that the beloved 1990s series could return to the small screen.

Speaking at the INTV conference in Israel Tuesday, Newman listed off many of Fox's successful series reboots —including The X-Files, 24 and Prison Break —before acknowledging that Buffy “is probably our most ripe show for a remake, it's something we talk about frequently.”

But Newman said the choice to bring back Buffy is up to series creator Joss Whedon.

“Joss Whedon is one of the greatest creatives we've ever worked with,” Newman said. "When Josh decides its time, we'll do it, until Josh does, we won't.”

A Buffy reboot, Newman added, made a lot of sense given the show's passionate fan base and built in brand recognition, elements he said were key to successfully reviving a TV series. “If there isn't a passionate fan base, a sense of nostalgia, I don't really see the need to bring back the show,” he noted.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

The idea of Buffy being rebooted is something that has often being talked about since the show ended in 2013. The fandom is still extremely active and the show is celebrated in Pop Culture. However as time as gone on, attention has been shone on the shows more problematic areas, including issues with consent and characterization.

Do you think that Buffy should be rebooted? And if so, do you think the show could work in the #TimesUp era? Did you ever find parts of the show to be problematic?