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'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' TV Reboot in the Works From Joss Whedon

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' TV Reboot in the Works From Joss Whedon

Exciting news – a Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV reboot is officially in development at 20th Century Fox Television!

Original series creator Joss Whedon is set to executive produce, with writer Monica Owusu-Breen on board to pen the script, Variety reports.

The new series will star a black actress in the title role, played in the original series by Sarah Michelle Gellar for seven seasons from 1997 to 2003.

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot reportedly does not yet have a script, director, lead actress, or network attached, though the cult favorite is expected to cause a bidding war.

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  • Max

    I don’t get why people think it is enough to put a black/latina into the title role and that’s enough to produce a reboot. It happened to Charmed and reactions where super negative. Why should it work with Buffy? Well at least Joss produces it.

  • LazySpice

    I don’t want a reboot, I want a revival.
    Wait with the reboots until everyone who watched it when it first aired dies.

  • Lexi

    I’m 50/50 on a revival. I’m a huge stan who is lucky enough to have watched it when it originally aired and even now still buy merchandise so while there is part of me who would love it, the other part is thinking it’s a risk. So many people want a reunion that there is gonna be a huge expectation and other revivals have shown it doesn’t always work as well as the fact that a lot of stars would need to align. Add to that he isn’t the darling he used to be where whatever he did was met with fanfare. If it worked it would be great but if not it would be a stain on it’s legacy.

  • Lexi

    I’m 50/50 on a revival. I’m a huge stan who is lucky enough to have watched it when it originally aired and even now still buy merchandise so while there is part of me who would love it, the other part is thinking it’s a risk. So many people want a reunion that there is gonna be a huge expectation and other revivals have shown it doesn’t always work as well as the fact that a lot of stars would need to align. Add to that he isn’t the darling he used to be where whatever he did was met with fanfare. If it worked it would be great but if not it would be a stain on it’s legacy.

  • Lala

    No way! NO!