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    Fox Boss on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Revival: ‘It’s Something We Talk About Frequently’

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      Fox Boss on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Revival: ‘It’s Something We Talk About Frequently’

      Fox Boss on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Revival – Variety

      JERUSALEM — With reboots and revivals dominating the television landscape, it’s only natural that studios are scouring their archives for the titles worth dusting off. So it comes as little surprise that Fox has looked at bringing back cult favorite “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

      “I think if you look in our library, ‘Buffy’ is probably the most ripe show we have for bringing back,” said Fox TV group chair Gary Newman at the INTV Conference in Jerusalem. But he acknowledged that he “wouldn’t get out of the building alive” if he actually announced it.

      “It’s something we talk about frequently, and Joss Whedon is really one of the greatest creators we ever worked with,” he said. “When Joss decides it’s time, we’ll do it. And until Joss decides it’s time, it won’t happen.”

      Despite the network’s recent revivals of “The X-Files,” “24” and “Prison Break” — along with the pilot “Greatest American Hero,” in development for ABC — Newman said that such efforts “aren’t actually a focus” for the studio.

      “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,” he said. “It seems to me that if there isn’t a real sense of nostalgia, a passionate fan base demonstrating they still want it then I don’t really buy bringing these shows back.”

      Newman acknowledged, though, that revivals do have a built-in advantage when it comes to breaking through a noisy landscape. “I think more than anything it’s a marketing opportunity,” he said. “People are aware of the show, you don’t have to build awareness. If the show’s beloved, you get a great deal of intent to view right from the get go.”

      But it has to be done with a legitimate sense of purpose. “Greatest American Hero,” he said, is being cast with a young Indian-American woman in the lead role. “If you do it cynically, if you don’t have a great creative reason to do it, I don’t think it’s going to work.”


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      Re: Fox Boss on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Revival: ‘It’s Something We Talk About Frequently’

      It was bad enough the first time round....please not again

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      Re: Fox Boss on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Revival: ‘It’s Something We Talk About Frequently’

      This started off well and really enjoyed it, but as it went through the series it got very samey and dull and became a switch off.
      Not sure any reboot would be on my viewing list, right for the time, not now.

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      Re: Fox Boss on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Revival: ‘It’s Something We Talk About Frequently’

      Quote Originally Posted by James_Mitchell View Post
      It was bad enough the first time round....please not again
      Quote Originally Posted by lettice View Post
      This started off well and really enjoyed it, but as it went through the series it got very samey and dull and became a switch off.
      Not sure any reboot would be on my viewing list, right for the time, not now.
      Buffy the Vampire Slayer series was hugely popular amongst some people. Obviously not enough which is why the cut it. After 7 seasons, the series finale did end with a big bang, leaving a large hole where Sunnydale and the Hellmouth were once located.

      After it was taken off air a series of comics were produced that picked up the story.

      With actors such as Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan and David Boreanaz, there was also a great sex appeal for many people. The fact that there were several leading women in the series was also something that even today isn't that common.

      Many of the actors have gone on to play major roles since. David Boreanaz, for example, will be playing the lead roll in the new series 'SEAL Team' that is coming to Sky 1 on Thursday 22nd March.

      For me, I'd not like them to restart from the early days. I'd prefer them to either pick up from season 8 with the comics, although that would be difficult as Buffy figures heavily in those and Sarah Michelle Gellar has grown older since then. Alternatively, they could pick up the theme from the comics and bring in either new characters who are not in the comics or use some of the new ones who re in the comics as well as other new characters.

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