Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot Will Happen 'When Joss Decides'

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FOX Chairman and CEO Gary Newman said during the INTV conference in Jerusalem that those conversations have occurred at the network, but left the ball creator Joss Whedon's court.

"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 continued. "And until Joss decides it's time, it won't happen".

During an interview with EW, Whedon did acknowledge the possibility of a Buffy the Vampire Slayer revival.

"It's something we talk about frequently, and Joss Whedon is really one of the greatest creators we ever worked with", he said. "When Joss decides it's time, we'll do it", Newman explains. Seeing her back on the small screen would not only be timely, but contribute to the current television landscape that needs to show more girls as action heroes. Since the series wrapped with the highly-praised "Chosen", the world of Buffy has lived on in comics, with Whedon now returning for Season 12.

When the show ended in 2003, Buffy and her college-aged friends had destroyed their hometown, Sunnydale, and the Hellmouth. Buffy broke new ground so that other shows could build on it. This, of course, includes supernatural teen classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

With The X-Files, Prison Break, and 24 all getting reboots, fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer now have a glimmer of hope. If we did it with these guys, they'd be the age they basically are.

Whedon had once looked at continuing the story as a movie, but news on a Buffy revival has so far been confined to comics and novels. Its cast includes Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, Anthony Stewart Head, David Boreanaz, Kristine Sutherland, Seth Green, James Marsters, Marc Blucas, Emma Caulfield, Michelle Trachtenberg, Amber Benson, and Tom Lenk. 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.

There's no clean answer as to where a "Buffy" revival would air: Given its cult status, it was never a ratings hit during its original run, and the two networks on which it aired - the WB and UPN - no longer exist.