Buffy: The Reboot Slayer (2018)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer ran from 1997-2003 with its spin-off, Angel, completing it's run in 2004. Can the Buffyverse reboot the modern age of reboots? successfully?
Fox TV group chair Gary Newman said at the INTV Conference in Jerusalem:
“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. And until Joss decides it’s time, it won’t happen.”
My concept ideas for a reboot are:
(1.) A limited series that initially includes the original cast as we wave them goodbye in one final story.
(2.) This then allows for a variety of spin-off series' which extends the Buffyverse and the tale of slayers - before, after and even during Buffy's run as the Slayer.
THE PROPOSED BUFFYVERSE SERIES
- BTVS: THE FINAL DAYS
- 20 episodes; 2-part limited series (10 episodes each.)
- 6 Episodes; limited series.
- FRAY ("The Future Slayer")
- 10 episodes per season.
- BUFFY THE ANIMATED SERIES
- 10 episodes per season.
So who would air "Buffy" and the proposed Buffyverse line of stories today?
Netflix has a great audience and produces high quality content, making this a perfect match for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and to tell more stories within the Buffyverse.
Star Wars and how that has been rebooted using the original cast as its initial launch back onto the big screen to extend the universe and to bring new content to an already existing audience as well as a younger audience too. This gives a new generation the chance to watch "Star Wars" for the first ever time as well as explore the Star Wars franchise.
Also, think how well Netflix has produced the Marvel Universe series, such as Jessica Jones and Daredevil, and how they all tie together.
You really can't beat the moment when you watch a show or movie for the first time when it is released in your lifetime at an age you can remember.
Can "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" do the same?
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: THE FINAL DAYS
Set 15 years after the series finale of Angel in 2004. No Hellmouth and No Sunnydale equals a wide-open storyline that can continue the generations of Slayers that were activated from 2003.
This story would completely ignore the Dark Horse Comics that produced Buffy season 8 and beyond as we would enter a new location and explore Buffy's timeline in the present day, meaning the stories told within the comics could easily be canon without the mention of these adventures in the proposed limited series.
I'd like to see Buffy as an older, wiser Slayer due to the fact that the generation of Slayers before her had never survived as long as she has, while achieving so much. This leaves the storyline open and I believe the return of the original cast in a future timeline would see many differences to the original series, especially if the cast of Angel returns too, to combine the two series together in an ultimate final battle the save the world (again.)
To give Buffy the "modern" touch, you would possibly need to see the darker side of what being a Slayer is. Her story would be about aging with her Slayer powers and seeing what the Buffyverse becomes after 2004 and eventually, retiring as a Slayer when the series comes to a close, once again.
FRAY: THE FUTURE SLAYER
LINDSEY MORGAN AS MELAKA FRAY