A Live-Action Ghostbusters TV Show? Here's What Dan Aykroyd Says

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One of the biggest movie franchises in history, the Ghostbusters brand has taken over just about every medium and merchandising concept, from films to comic books to video games to clothing, etc. But in all of the Ghostbusters mania of the past 33 years, a live-action TV show somehow still hasn't happened...yet. At an event promoting the new Ghostbusters and Stranger Things partnership with Reebok, CinemaBlend's Conner Schwerdtfeger spoke with co-creator Dan Aykroyd and asked if there was any interest in a live-action series, perhaps at Stranger Things' own home at Netflix. According to Aykroyd:
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 much the same way that the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man appeared in the Ghostbusters' world after Ray thought about it, I wish that a live-action Ghostbusters TV show would snap into existence after the concept popped up in Dan Aykroyd's brain. Alas, that's not how Hollywood or anything in real life works, but the fact that the comedy icon is down for it is reason to cheer from the top of a firehouse. Sadly, it's impossible for the original Ghostbusters foursome to reprise their roles for any live-action TV shows -- Harold Ramis is still very much missed around these parts -- but there would be something quite interesting about seeing some of these characters back at earlier points in their lives, especially if it wasn't morphed into a modern-day story. I imagine that Ray Stantz and Egon Spengler would have been extremely unique high school teens in the late 1960s/early 1970s, and the right actors could take it over the top. For what it's worth, I would still try and cast Bill Murray to play a 16-year-old Peter Venkman, because naturally.

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