Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Slayer Returns
Buffy fans, get excited: our favorite vampire slayer is coming back. A TV reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is in development at Fox 21 TV Studios, the cable/streaming division of 20th Century Fox TV—the studios behind the original series that began airing in 1997.
Joining the reboot will be original series creator Joss Whedon. He is on board to executive-produce the new series along with original series executive producers Gail Berman, Fran Kazui and Kaz Kazui. Joe Earley, from Berman’s Jackal Group, will be joining them. Writer Monica Owusu-Breen, whose previous credits include Agents of SHIELD, has been tasked to pen the script.
What We Know
What can Buffy fans expect of the remake? Viewers can expect this new version to feature a contemporary setting that builds on the mythology of the original series.
The starring role of Buffy Summers, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar in the original series, will feature a black actress. Details are still forming, and no script is available as of yet. As of today, there are no actors or actresses lined up for any roles.
Furthermore, no network is currently attached to the show. However, considering the popularity of Buffy and the talent at work behind this remake, it will certainly start up a bidding war among various networks and streaming services.
The original Buffy the Vampire Slayer series was based on the 1992 film of the same name. It ran for 7 seasons and 145 episodes. The original series has repeatedly been described as one of the best shows ever made. Along with Sarah Michelle Gellar, the series also starred Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head, James Marsters, David Boreanaz, Nicholas Brendon, and Emma Caulfield Ford. Will any of the original cast make any appearances in the new Buffy? It seems like we’ll have to wait and see…
“Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. She is the Slayer.”