Fans of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” have renewed hope that the show might return to the air after Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO Gary Newman alluded to the possibility today at the INTV conference in Israel.
“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,'” The Hollywood Reporter writes, adding: “But Newman said the choice to bring back Buffy is up to series creator Joss Whedon.”
The report quotes Newman saying: “Joss Whedon is one of the greatest creatives we’ve ever worked with. When Joss decides its time, we’ll do it; until Joss does, we won’t.”
THR also notes: “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.”