Iconic cult show Buffy The Vampire slayer turned 21 last week, igniting nostalgia amongst 20 – 30 something gay men everywhere. But with the likes of Charmed and X Files undergoing the reboot treatment, is there a chance for a show we actually want to come back?
Well, apparently it’s frequently a topic of discussion for network execs. Speaking at the INTV conference in Jerusalem yesterday (March 13th), Fox Chairman and CEO Gary Newman said:
“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.”
UM, let us help you out here. It won’t happen until Sarah Michelle Gellar decided it’s time. Although we’re not really sure how that would work with a 45 year-old vampire slayer; but y’all know if she ain’t returning, us old school bitches ain’t tuning in. Maybe. OK, we obvs will to see what it’s like, but she got some shoes to fill.
He went on to say:
“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. 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.”