Dan Aykroyd pitching Ghostbusters Netflix series

By Alexa Caruso on October 27, 2017 | 10 Comments

Still from Ghostbusters (1984)Original Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd is considering having the hit ’80s film franchise brought to life once more via a Netflix live-action series.

In an interview with CinemaBlend, Aykroyd said he stills sees potential in bringing the Ghostbusters back to life, but along the lines of featuring the characters younger and in school, similar to the wildly popular Netflix series Stranger Thingswhich starts streaming its second season today.

“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,” Aykroyd said. 

The last time fans saw the Ghostbusters concept brought to life was in the form of the 2016 all-female reboot, starring top-notch female talent such as Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthyKate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, but it sadly didn’t fare well at the box office. So it’s not just a question of whether Aykroyd could do it, it’s also a question of whether fans are interested.

The original Ghostbusters concept was created by Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and the 1984 film co-starring Aykroyd, Ramis, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson is still a cherished classic. So if anyone is going to successfully bring it back in a new iteration, it’s Aykroyd.

Would you be interested in seeing a Ghostbusters Netflix series? Let us know in the comments section below! ~Alexa Caruso

Comments & Discussion

  1. CDubya • October 27, 2017 @ 11:57 AM

    Ok, I’d normally say don’t do it. But ghostbusters in school actually seems like a decent idea. There’s too many new superhero shows out there..it’s nice to have a different show. I don’t think it’ll be like Stranger Things, it’s got to have it’s own tone.

  2. ASno • October 27, 2017 @ 12:55 PM

    Ghostbusters would be huge on Netflix if they could just understand what our generation wants. We don’t need another Stranger Things, that is already awesome. What we want is Rated R versions (adult versions) of the shows we watched as kids. Imagine one or two of the old team, old and tired fighting off creepy ghosts surrounded in Rated R glory! That would be incredible!

  3. King Mixer • October 27, 2017 @ 1:36 PM

    Give it up, Dan.

  4. Teelakia • October 27, 2017 @ 8:20 PM

    The female may have not been as good as the first only because it was seen third.
    The cartoon was good for kids and some adults especially with slimmer.
    If you do the new show make sure that you have a tribute to Harold Ram is even as a. I joke.

  5. Snepts • October 28, 2017 @ 3:11 PM


  6. Kim Morison • October 28, 2017 @ 3:37 PM

    Dan, check out your #1 fan who is a purest of the original ghostbusters. He is one of the founding members of the Manitoba ghostbusters. He is and animator and story book artist who has loved the original ghostbusters as a child and now an adult. He would sooooooo love to see you back in action with a great scrip. He just traveled to Sask Canada to see Ernie Hudson and that was a dream form him. He is working hard for the Manitoba ghostbusters raising money with it for non profit organizations. If you are looking for a true lover of the original that has a dream of a come back I tried beleive that he is your man for insiration. It would be his life long dream to see it come true.

  7. Paul • October 30, 2017 @ 10:17 AM

    I think he has a great idea!
    My family and I would watch it!

  8. Paul • October 30, 2017 @ 10:17 AM

    I think he has a great idea!
    My family and I would watch it!

  9. Me • November 9, 2017 @ 10:46 PM

    I think he has a good idea and is on the right track. If he wants a successful reboot it’s going to have to be very different than what’s already been done. I like shows with kids as the main protagonists and hope it gets made. I also really hope he gets his UFO series out eventually that he had filmed and was chopped.

  10. ghostbuster fan • November 18, 2017 @ 4:29 PM

    yes i think it could be great find actors that look like the original actors and give us some good writing and some freaky ghosts or demons sam hain or the boogie man. reference the success of the real ghostbusters cartoon series.yess greenlight this now

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