The supernatural assassin returns! Buffy The Vampire Slayer reboot announced with creator Joss Whedon as producer
They are aiming to get a black actress to take on the titular role which was made famous by Sarah Michelle Gellar.
'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' is going to go the reboot way. The series creator Joss Whedon will be the executive producer for the upcoming show along with writer Monica Breen acting as the showrunner. The pair has been working on a pilot episode since sometime late last year. They are aiming to get a black actress to take on the titular role which was made famous by Sarah Michelle Gellar. Fox Television will be producing the series once again. They are currently in the process of pitching the reboot around networks in the hope that streaming services such as Amazon or Netflix purchase the show.
Earlier on this year, the chairman of the entertainment group Gary Newman spoke about Buffy being "ripe" to bring it back. Newman added, "When Joss decides it’s time, we’ll do it. And until Joss decides it’s time, it won’t happen". "[Buffy] is probably our most ripe show for a remake, it's something we talk about frequently," he shared.
According to Hollywood Reporter, no casting announcements have been made though there will definitely be an emphasis on diversity. The series will also be continuing the mythology of the original show. The original show ended in the year 2003 but it did continue in its comic book form.
In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, in the year 2017 Whedon expressed that he would not rule out the possibility of a 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' reboot but also shared his fear, " I see a little bit of what I call monkey's paw in these reboots. You bring something back, and even if it's exactly as good as it was, the experience can't be. You've already experienced it, and part of what was great was going through it for the first time".
"You have to meet expectations and adjust it for the climate, which is not easy. Luckily most of my actors still look wonderful, but I'm not worried about them being creaky. I'm more worried about me being creaky as a storyteller. You don't want that feeling that you should have left before the encore," he continued.
'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' has been described as one of the greatest TV shows of all time and has been responsible for kick-starting the careers of many writers and made Whedon a very popular and celebrated writer and director.
Not all fans took this news positively as most felt there was no need to touch the show in the first place. It was perfect as it is said many viewers. Even the prospect of having a black woman play the role of a slayer had many expressing their disapproval.