During a recent INTV conference in Jerusalem, Fox boss Gary Newman ran the risk of pissing off every Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan ever by discussing the possibility of a reboot. Fully aware of the weight the news, Newman acknowledged he "wouldn't get out of the building alive" if he actually announced it. Still, that didn't stop him from stating that Buffy is "the most ripe show [Fox has] for bringing back".
Luckily, the network head then went on to say that he wouldn't consider a revival show without the participation of series creator Joss Whedon. He says:
"It’s something we talk about frequently, and Joss Whedon is really one of the greatest creators we ever worked with. When Joss decides it’s time, we’ll do it. And until Joss decides it’s time, it won’t happen."
We're counting on Whedon, then, to leave the vampires in peace where they belong. Because judging by recent series revivals, there's not a lot to be gained by resurrecting shows that have already to come to their natural end (we're looking at you X-Files, 24, Gilmore Girls, Prison Break...).
Furthermore, Buffy just belongs in the 1990s, at a time when we didn't have a huge amount of on-screen female heros. But with the likes of Jessica Jones or Wyonna Earp now tearing things up, the last thing we need is a mediocre copy of the vampire slayer. Don't do it, Fox!