Danny Strong AKA Jonathan Levinson AKA the saddest character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer said that he would return to reprise his former role in Monica Owusu-Breen and Joss Whedon's reboot of the series. Joss Whedon, the original showrunner and creator, is set to come back as the executive producer, with Monica Owusu-Breen stepping in as the writer, executive producer and showrunner.
During the Television Critics Association press tour, Strong told The Wrap that if the new reboot needed Jonathan, Strong would be happy to step up to the plate. “I would appear on it as Jonathan if they wanted Jonathan,” Strong said. “Poor, poor, Jonathan. I don’t think Jonathan made it, though. So it might be tricky.” Even though the former Trio member dies in the final season, the show doesn't really stick to the rigid structures of mortality.
Once the reboot was officially confirmed, many fans of the cult classic were skeptical as to what a reboot of one of the greatest TV shows of all time was going to look like. Following this backlash, Owusu-Breen took to Twitter to explain that nobody is trying to replace the original Buffy. Instead, they're going to take the past twenty years of history, and the scary times we're living in, and introduce a new slayer. Many Buffy fans were then excited to see what new challenges would sweep Sunnydale High, especially after hearing that the new slayer is going to be a black woman.
Although a release date has yet to be confirmed, once the show does hit the small screen, every Buffy fan near and far can relive their best 90's television memories, with or without Jonathan's character.