Apparently, if Full House can do it, any '90s show could be making a comeback. Two of the shows under scrutiny for similar returns are Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) and Charmed (1998-2006), but we won't see both cult favorites return to TV.
Buffy actress Sarah Michelle Gellar shot down the idea that Buffy could make a comeback in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter:
I have always believed that what was so unique about the show was the use of horrors of those formative years. With high school and college as a backdrop, we were able to address racism, identity, bullying, guilt, death, first love and heartbreak using the demons as metaphors for the demons we all experience. I am not sure how that translates into adulthood, although I am sure it could. The burden of saving the world a lot always weighed heavily on her, so for her sake, I hope she is somewhere on a beautiful beach located far away from any Hellmouth.
It's worth noting that the show was created by Joss Whedon, who's lately been elbows-deep in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though he did take time out to create a new adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Most recently, for television, he created and executive produced Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for Marvel. It's unknown whether he'd have the time to oversee a new era of Buffy, and whether the series would have the same appeal without him.
Gellar's response also approaches the revival concept as an ongoing story in the same universe with the same characters as the original series, similar to the recent Gilmore Girls Revival. An alternative would be to reboot the universe with a new cast.
...Which is the approach The CW appears to be taking with Charmed.
The network has ordered a pilot script for a new pseudo-prequel reimagining of the '90s series from the team behind Jane the Virgin, following a new cast, a new location in New England, and a new era of 1976.
It's unknown if there would be any connection to the original series, beyond a shared name for one of the 3 characters, Paige.
Tina: African American. Whip-smart, Tina is one dissertation (and one dissertation advisor) away from a PhD. She can be reserved, even standoffish, in uncomfortable situations, but she picks up on
everything and she’s definitely making quick, accurate judgments about you.
Paige: Caucasian Cheerful, curvy, wholesome and as all-American as the apple pie she can’t wait to serve to the husband she has yet to marry. Paige’s main goal in life is to marry a rich doctor and be a wife and mother.
Annie: Caucasian. Intense, smart, and quick to anger. She dresses neutrally, though she could give two s–ts if you like her outfit, so stop wondering what “neutral” means. But under that tough façade, well… there is a fragility. A person desperate to be loved, and love.
What are your thoughts on reviving your favorite past shows? Would you prefer a full reboot? Revival, Gilmore Girls style? Or would you prefer your favorite shows of the past stay in the past?
PS - If the Charmed casting team are Rooster Teeth fans, I'd make an excellent Charmed One. Just saying.