Will "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" rise up and become undead in this era of endless reboots and revivals?
Producer Fox Television would like for that to happen, but only if creator Joss Whedon is on board.
Gary Newman, head of the Fox Television Group, said that a revival of "Buffy" is a popular discussion topic at the company. He called it "the most ripe show we have for bringing back." Fox produced the show for seven seasons, which ran on the WB and UPN networks between 1997 and 2003.
"It's something we talk about frequently, and Joss Whedon is really one of the greatest creators we ever worked with," Newman said at the INTV Conference in Israel (h/t Variety).
"When Joss decides it's time, we'll do it. And until Joss decides it's time, it won't happen."
But does Whedon feel like it's time? Last year, he told Entertainment Weekly a revival could work.
"Everything sort of finds its way back somewhere," he said. "I've been trying deliberately to move forward and do something a little bit different. But yeah, the great thing is everybody looks great, and the other great thing is the show is about growing up. If we did it with these guys, they'd be the age they basically are. They'd probably play a little younger because they can do that."
"But yeah, you'd see somebody going through their life at a different stage. It wouldn't be like, 'I can't believe we're still in high school! I wear Depends!'"