Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered in 1998, and now 20 years on, a revival or reboot series is still being discussed "frequently" by Fox.
“I think if you look in our library, Buffy is probably the most ripe show we have for bringing back,” said Fox TV group chair Gary Newman at the INTV Conference in Jerusalem (via Variety) before joking he "wouldn't get out of the building alive" if an announcement were to take place.
The one thing that's standing in a Buffy reboot is Whedon himself - the creator hasn't come to Fox with plans for a revival yet.
“It’s something we talk about frequently, and Joss Whedon is really one of the greatest creators we ever worked with,” Newman explained. “When Joss decides it’s time, we’ll do it. And until Joss decides it’s time, it won’t happen...Most times when we brought things back, it started with the creator coming into us and saying I’ve got another story I want to tell,” he said. “It seems to me that if there isn’t a real sense of nostalgia, a passionate fan base demonstrating they still want it then I don’t really buy bringing these shows back.”