Ghostbusters is a franchise that Dan Aykroyd doesn’t want to die. The third film spent countless years in development hell before finally being reworked into last year’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot.
While the movie itself was a fine little movie, it by no means took the world by storm. Those who came in ready to hate it found no reason to change their opinions, and for a movie that had such an uphill battle, it simply wasn’t good enough to overcome that obstacle. So here we are now, over a year later, thinking about other potential possibilities for the franchise.
Speaking with CinemaBlend, Ghostbusters co-creator Dan Aykroyd discussed whether there was any interest in bringing Ghostbusters back as a live-action Netflix series.
“Yes. Absolutely. Sure. Sure. I can see several possibilities there. You know? Take a cue from these guys in Stranger Things and maybe have the Ghostbusters in high school or something.”
In one quick sentence, Aykroyd had me go from excited to skeptical. I love the idea of having a lower key Ghostbusters series on Netflix. Something that better captures the dry spirit of that first one, and has an overarcing narrative that builds over the season.
However, as soon as he brought in the idea of high school, I was immediately turned off. I don’t think we want to see a bunch of teens do stuff like that, as it seems like a recipe for lazy, network TV-style shenanigans, which we don’t need.
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