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Why We Don't Need a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot

14 March 2018

"When Joss decides it's time, we'll do it". But even though Sunndydale was swallowed into the Hellmouth itself, Fox's powers that be are interested in dusting off their stakes and taking another stab at bringing Buffy back at some point in the future - Whedon willing, of course. Buffy the Vampire Slayer took what could have been a gimmick ("high school is hell") and turned it into one of the best TV shows in history. However, the network has built up a reputation for bringing back their successful series.

Whedon's exit from a potential Batgirl film does free up his time to return to work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. So many shows have used Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a jumping off point at this point that a reboot would have to do something decidedly different to adapt itself to where the cultural conversation now lies.

Fox has recently brought a few of its other series back from the dead, including "The X-Files", "24" and "Prison Break". Stopping the end of the world in a prom dress is goals. It's not new, and numerous ways that Buffy Summers was written, that were progressive then, are not always progressive now.

'I hope it feels like a good, proper goodbye, because they deserve it, ' says the actress. It is fun to remember that, technically, Buffy is now a Disney princess in the aftermath of the Fox/Disney acquisition, but that means the Fox network wouldn't be the default home for it. The show may have ended, but the storyline rages on in a series of comic books that continue the adventures of the Scooby Gang.

Gellar (aka Buffy, herself) celebrated the series' 21st anniversary last weekend by sharing a nostalgia-packed Instagram gallery of her favorite moments. There are some things that a revival could improve on - the show's lack of diversity for one - but Buffy the Vampire Slayer left a lasting legacy that can only be tarnished by a revival. The fandom is creating more Buffy all the time, and that's great! It's for growing communities of people who love something so that new fans can always come in and talk about who is their favorite character, couple, and season (Cordelia, Oz/Willow, 5).

Why We Don't Need a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot