In this era of the indiscriminate rebooting of old franchises, it could seem that Buffy The Vampire Slayer has been sorely overlooked. Turns out, FOX are very keen to bring the show back, but only if Joss Whedon plays ball.

“I think if you look in our library, Buffy is probably the most ripe show we have for bringing back,” Fox TV group chair Gary Newman told those at the INTV Conference in Jerusalem this week.

He made it clear that the decision for Buffy to return to the screen rests on one man’s shoulders: namely, the creator, Joss Whedon.

“It’s something we talk about frequently, and Joss Whedon is really one of the greatest creators we ever worked with,” he explained.

“When Joss decides it’s time, we’ll do it. And until Joss decides it’s time, it won’t happen.

“Most times when we brought things back, it started with the creator coming in to us and saying I’ve got another story I want to tell,” Newman added.

“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.”

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Luckily, Sarah Michelle Gellar seems keen to drag Buffy into adulthood, too, last year telling THR: “With high school and college as a backdrop, we were able to address racism, identity, bullying, guilt, death, first love and heartbreak using the demons as metaphors for the demons we all experience.

“I am not sure how that translates into adulthood, although I am sure it could.”

Alright Whedon, let’s have it!

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