I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Whedon has made a return to the series in a way; he has been confirmed as co-writer of the upcoming season of the comic book series that picked up where the television series left off. The show, which recently celebrated the 21st anniversary of its creation, ran for 5 years on The WB before switching to UPN for its final two seasons. It was a great show (even with the loan shark), and one "we talk about frequently" according to Newman. The series starred Sarah Michelle Gellar in the title role alongside Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon, Charisma Carpenter, Anthony Stewart Head, David Boreanaz, Seth Green, James Marsters, Emma Caulfield, Michelle Trachtenberg, Amber Benson, and Kristine Sutherland. "When Joss decides it's time, we'll do it".
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.
We've written before about why a Buffy short term "event series" revival could actually be a good thing. While Newman didn't confirm a reboot is coming or even in the beginning planning stages, it's clear that it would have a home if Whedon made a decision to step back in to the world of Sunnydale.
Last year, Whedon spoke about the possibility of a reunion show while celebrating the series' 20th anniversary.
Either direction seems fraught with peril, unfortunately, and ultimately not as interesting as letting Whedon, still one of TV's most iconic showrunners, develop a fresh new idea.
The story of Buffy Summers continues to live on, however. It's still inspiring to rewatch Buffy today and see how far ahead of the curve it was for complex, strong female characters and emotionally-driven storytelling. "Most of the time it starts with a creator coming in", Newman explained. I also loved how hard Buffy worked, as she had no typical powers most superheroes have. "Buffy reminded us that being different was not only OK but really cool - and at a time when most kids are trying to desperately fit in".