Good questions. No answers.Why a reboot? Given how the series ended couldn’t it be a series following another slayer? Or do they feel the name Buffy has more resonance with the public than the term Slayer?
Also stand by for inevitable arguments over skin colour.
Instead , we're getting a reimagined classic.Good questions. No answers.
I would hope that they at least give the character a new name, new backstory and a new, non-high school setting.
It might be a battle between show producer innovation and Fox tried-and-true, formulaic programming.
As indeed it was with Buffy, which was a reboot of the 1992 movie in a new continuity (according to Joss Whedon, he considered his original shooting script for the movie to be canon, not the movie itself which was heavily rewritten and moved away from the tone he wanted for it).I suspect these reboots are to appeal to Gen Ys and Zs - fair enough if that's what the studios think will create a generous audience share. Those who watched the original don't really have to watch this remake - which is my argument for any reboot: you're not compelled to watch it if you think it will be total pants compared to your version (which could in itself be a reboot)
In Hollywood terms a "reboot" means to resume production of a franchise, usually after a long wait or a naturally-expected pause (the various Batman and James Bond reboots are usually fairly frequent because it's expected of the character that he will be rebooted every few movies). A reboot can be either a remake in a new canon or continuity (as with Battlestar Galactica or the upcoming Charmed) or a continuation of the original story after a long pause (as with Doctor Who, X-Files and Twin Peaks) or some way of combining both (as with the JJ Abrams Star Trek movies).A restart not a reboot. That's the way to go.