Buffy The Vampire Slayer Reboot Announced

Lawrence Kim
July 21, 2018

A new report from Deadline says that 20th Century of Fox has hired Monica Breen to write for the show as well as serve as showrunner for the series.

"Buffy The Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Wheden is preparing a reboot of the wildly popular TV series of fearless young heroes battling the creepy supernatural forces of the nether world. In the new iteration of the enduring "teen-girl-turned-monster-stabber" role, the character played by Sarah Michelle Gellar in the initial Buffy iteration that ran from 1997 to 2003 will be portrayed by a black actress.

"Like our world, it will be richly diverse, and like the original, some aspects of the series could be seen as metaphors for issues facing us all today", the show producers said.

We previously reported that Joss Whedon was discussing bringing back the hit show Buffy to television and that news has officially gained traction. No casting or network has been announced, though Fox is looking to try and use the show as a way to expand their impact on streaming.

Whedon appeared reluctant a year ago to resurrect the series. It's unclear if Whedon will have any additional role on the new Buffy due to his other commitments. Breen's other credits include stints in the writer's rooms for Alias, Charmed, Fringe, Brothers & Sisters, and the aforementioned Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The original Buffy series ran for seven seasons on The WB and UPN, eventually leading to a spinoff series, Angel, which ran for five seasons. And if it didn't, it most certainly made one of the best TV musical episodes ever.

So, thoughts? Is it time for a "Buffy" reboot?

In addition to Gellar, the cast included David Boreanaz, Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon, Anthony Head, Charisma Carpenter, Michelle Trachtenberg, and others.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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