FOX Chairman Says There is Talk About Buffy Revival 'Frequently'


Speaking at the INTV conference in Jerusalem, Newman stopped short of confirming that Buffy was returning to TV screens soon, joking that if he did that he wouldn't be able "to get out of the building alive". I'm sure the fans are incredibly disappointed to hear that answer, but I think they'd be more disappointed if we created something and it didn't live up to the expectation because the expectation is so incredibly high. "And until Joss decides it's time, it won't happen", he said.

Guest spots on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" helped launch the careers of more than a dozen future stars and even two future Oscar nominees.

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

A return to Sunnydale isn't out of the question for Fox, the network that aired cult-favorite "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" from 1997 to 2003. "And until Joss decides it's time, it won't happen".

Newman, while saying that revivals obviously have a bigger initial draw than original programming, said Buffy was always at the top of the stack. Most of the time it starts with a creator coming in.

But don't give up hope, Buffy fans: Creator Joss Whedon still seems to think there's story potential. However, the network has built up a reputation for bringing back their successful series. It wouldn't be like, 'I can't believe we're still in high school!

If Buffy did make a comeback, it wouldn't be the only classic Fox show to do so.

Wynonna Earp probably is the best Buffy reboot we could ever get, and it kicks a lot of ass while being even gayer and having more diversity than the original Scooby Gang.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer celebrated its 21st anniversary over the weekend.

Fox has recently brought a few of its other series back from the dead, including "The X-Files", "24" and "Prison Break". If we did it with these guys, they'd be the age they basically are.

The story has continued in the pages of the comics published by Dark Horse since 2007. 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.