Well if fan reaction to the initial news was any indication, they'd be better off going for a spin off rather than reboot since they practically got a resounding "NO" from fans when it looked like they would be redoing the characters. Once it was clarified that the writer had no intention of replacing the characters, fan reaction mellowed a bit to "we'll give it a chance but we're not expecting much".I think it’s too early to know if it’s going to be a complete reboot or spin-off. I’m not really bothered anyway.
As long as Joss is involved it will be good, I'm sure... That show was just so incredible and I think sort of ahead of its time. Honestly, they should just put reruns on primetime. I feel like the old show would still hold up. At least that's what people keep telling me. Now the fans of the show, their children are watching so we have a whole other generation. But I don't know I just hope [the reboot] is as good as ours was.
Depends on how a show is approached. A tv series set within the so called Buffyverse doesn't actually need to have Buffy Summers, Willow Rosenberg, Sunnydale, California, or a Hellmouth in order to be successful. If that was the case, we would not have ended up with five seasons and 110 episodes of Angel. If it wasn't for Joss jumping the gun hoping to make sure his cast and crew had jobs going into 2005, combined with executives at the now defunct WB network making what they later admitted was a mistake, we'd have probably ended up with 6 or even 7 seasons of that show and 132 or 154 episodes.This whole “new slayer show” is risky as it is. Kind of like that woman who wrote the “sequel” to Gone With The Wind. Everyone checked it out. Almost everyone decided that it sucked.
The original Buffy was political. It wouldn't be the most academically discussed pop culture franchise if it was just campy escapism. Joss is infamous for the way he was able to twist the arm of the studio reps when they tried to stop him from being too bold.Happy to hear that they are not planning to just pretend some random girl is Buffy.
Disappointed with the whole, “The world is scarier...” thing. I suspect they’re going to make a seriously political show.
I’ll watch the first one, but the second it gets in-your-face political, I’m out.
If I want political stuff, there are PLENTY of news channels and other shows and movies, newspapers, magazines, websites...I don’t want Political Slayer.
When I turn on the tv, it’s to escape.
I suspect they’re going to churn out NameHere, the Political Slayer.