It’s been 15 long years since Buffy The Vampire Slayer went off the air. 15 years since the Scooby Gang defeated The First Evil and reduced Sunnydale to a huge hole in ground. Since then, we’ve seen plenty of less-deserving ‘90s TV shows get rebooted. So is Buffy due for a reboot? Well it depends who you ask.
In a recent interview with News.Com.Au, one Buffy veteran did her best to throw cold water on the entire idea. Clare Kramer, who played arch-villain Glory in the show’s fifth season, put it pretty bluntly: “No! Nobody wants it.”
You might think Kramer is just being petty. After all, Glory did die at the hands of Buffy’s Watcher, Giles, at end of season 5. After that she made a very brief appearance in season 7, but that was it. So a reboot likely wouldn’t include her character.
However, Kramer goes on to make a pretty fair point about any potential Buffy reboot.
“I think people are interested in what is happening with it,” she said, “but I don’t think true Buffy fans want it unless it’s with the original cast which I don’t think will happen. I could be wrong, so people should come find me on Twitter and correct me if I’m wrong.”
I don’t think anyone’s going to disagree there. The entire allure of a Buffy reboot would come from bringing the old gang back together. If at least Buffy, Willow, and Xander aren’t back on screen (with Joss Whedon behind the camera) then what’s the point? (And if you are going to tweet at someone, it should probably be Whedon or one of the core actors from the show.)
A quick scan of IMDB reveals that none of the central cast seems particularly busy these days. That includes Whedon, who most recently made headlines for briefly joining and then exiting the upcoming Batgirl movie.
With no major obstacles, it’s (hopefully) only a matter of time until The Slayer makes her long overdue return. Personally, I can’t wait to jump back into the Buffy-verse. Bring on the Buffy reboot!