Could 'Buffy' Come Back to Life?22 Nov, 2005 By: Brendan Howard
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” may be resurrected in direct-to-DVD movies, according to executive producer Marti Noxon in an interview on Sci Fi Channel's Web site.
“There are serious discussions going on about bringing some of the characters back and making a few movies that will go straight to DVD, but they will certainly be the quality they have always been,” Noxon said. “[Creator Joss Whedon] is the king of jumping mediums, so it is an obvious step for him to do this.”
Whedon's cancelled TV show “Firefly” was resurrected in theaters last month as Serenity.
A few of “Buffy's” past writers have been encouraged to turn in script ideas that would center on minor characters.
Noxon said she doubts Sarah Michelle Gellar or Alyson Hannigan would reprise their respective roles as Buffy or Willow. The two have gone on to movie careers, and Hannigan is starring in the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother.”
However, Noxon said a film based on the vampires Spike (James Marsters) or Angel (David Boreanaz) could do well. The two have TV gigs right now: Marsters plays Brainiac on “Smallville,” and Boreanaz stars on “Bones.”
It wouldn't be the first time a TV show went direct-to-video either. Creator Seth McFarlane made a direct-to-video title based on his “Family Guy” series.