Last week was the 21st anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's television premiere, and with the sheer amount of reboots and revivals these days, a Fox executive has admitted that bringing Buffy back from the dead — again! — is something that's constantly on their minds.
“I think if you look in our library, ‘Buffy’ is probably the most ripe show we have for bringing back,” Gary Newman, head of the Fox Television Group, said at the Jerusalem INTV Conference on Tuesday, according to Variety. “It’s something we talk about frequently, and Joss Whedon is really one of the greatest creators we ever worked with. When Joss decides it’s time, we’ll do it. And until Joss decides it’s time, it won’t happen.”
Whedon, however, is not convinced about resurrecting his beloved vampire slayer for the third time. When Entertainment Weekly interviewed Whedon and the cast for the show's 20th anniversary last year, he explained that he's more interested in moving forward. "But yeah, the great thing is everybody looks great, and the other great thing is the show is about growing up. If we did it with these guys, they’d be the age they basically are. They’d probably play a little younger because they can do that. But yeah, you’d see somebody going through their life at a different stage. It wouldn’t be like, ‘I can’t believe we’re still in high school! I wear Depends!’”
The other cast members chimed in, saying that the issue with Buffy is that many of the characters are immortal, while the actors...are not. Have you seen James Marsters recently?