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A unique drama debuted 20 years ago with a kickass heroine who fought vampires and demons to protect her city. Buffy the Vampire Slayer remained on the air for seven wonderful seasons, ending in 2003. With the recent influx of remakes, reboots and prequels, fans have been clamoring for more episodes of the vampire slayer.
Though Joss Whedon and Sarah Michelle Gellar had already declined a reboot, the question was recently put to David Boreanaz (#Bones, #Angel), who had the same response: he's not interested. Still, hope springs anew, right?
Well, not according to Elisha Dushku (Faith Lehane) who was also quick to nix the idea — and with good reason — in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter:
"Let's leave it alone. This show still plays and works for people. In the finale the power was turned over to every girl in the world, to become slayers. That's the revival we need and we're already seeing today."
Hard to argue with that logic, isn't it?
Still, the Hollywood Reporter put the question of a reboot to Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), and though her response offered a morsel of hope, it came with the condition that Joss Whedon be involved, which, we already know, isn't going to happen:
"We're not in high school anymore. Most of us are in our 40s. It would have to be something like a Desperate Housewives meets vampires. And to do anything without Joss would ruin everything. I would absolutely do it if Joss was involved and it was an original idea."
So, it seems, a revival of Buffy the Vampire Slayer isn't in the cards, and with vampires all the rage now, it makes sense that the slayer should remain off-screen.
This is one instance when you really can't get what you want, and maybe that's a good thing. After all, as Buffy writer David Greenwalt also told the Hollywood Reporter: "You don't reboot something when it was done right."