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.
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.
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)
A restart not a reboot. That's the way to go.