Is The Demon Headmaster ready to escape cancellation hell? Twenty years after its demise, the cast of the cult BBC series are game for a reboot of some sort, per SciFi Now:
There would be a subsequent novel, Facing The Demon Headmaster, which sees the protagonists dealing with a mysterious masked DJ with an oddly familiar manager. Would they ever consider returning to their roles? “I can’t believe it!” says Amey. “Let’s make it!”
Hardiman is a little more reticent: “I’m now too old to play it, I think… but one never says never! As Sean Connery once said, didn’t he? Never say never! But I cannot see any possibility of it happening, and if they wanted to redo it, reboot it, I’m sure they would get another actor.” What about if it were possible to make an audio version of the final book? “I’d certainly do that if asked!” says Hardiman, enthusiastically. “I’ve still got the voice, I think, and I wouldn’t have to stare at the microphone and frighten it!”
The original Demon Headmaster spawned just 19 episodes from 1996 to 1998.
Are you a fan of the original Demon Headmaster? Would you watch a reboot series? Should the show remain cancelled?