Ghostbusters co-creator Dan Aykroyd has revealed that he would love to see the property taken to Netflix as a television show. Following two movies in the ’80s, the beloved franchise expanded its reach to comics, video games and a couple of highly-popular animated series, but the 2016 reboot tanked at the box office, which led to fans wondering if that was the nail in the coffin.
However, speaking to CinemaBlend, Aykroyd expressed interest in a live-action television series, possibly exploring the Ghostbusters’ younger days, on the popular streaming platform. “Absolutely. Sure. Sure. I can see several possibilities there. You know?” He said in regards to expanding the mythos over at Netflix. “Take a cue from these guys in Stranger Things and maybe have the Ghostbusters in high school or something.”
Aykroyd’s words are ironic given that the Ghostbusters will be popping up in Season 2 of Netflix’s Stranger Things — at least, their uniforms will. The boys of Hawkins, Indiana will be donning the iconic costumes for Halloween. Aykroyd himself and the movie’s original director, Ivan Reitman, had to grant the show permission to use the uniforms and maybe, just maybe, this could help grease the wheels for new stories from the nostalgic franchise.
Created in 1984, Ghostbusters featured Aykroyd as Ray Stantz, the late Harold Ramis as Egon Spengler, Bill Murray as Peter Venkman and Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore. The film followed the group of eccentric parapsychologists as they started a ghost-hunting business in New York City. An animated movie has been in development at Sony since 2015, with a director and cast yet to be nailed down.
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