Will there be a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot? Deadline reports Fox 21 TV Studios is developing a new version of the Joss Whedon TV show.
From Monica Owusu-Breen and Whedon, the reboot will feature an African American lead “and like the original, some aspects of the series could be seen as metaphors for issues facing us all today.” The original series ran on The WB/UPN from 1997 to 2003. The cast included Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head, James Marsters, Emma Caulfield, Michelle Trachtenberg, Kristine Sutherland, Charisma Carpenter, and David Boreanaz.
On Twitter, original Buffy the Vampire Slayer star James Marsters praised the idea of a reboot and Stranger Things star Shannon Purser said she wants to join the new show:
Holy crap! ‘Buffy’ is getting a reboot?!! Awesome! Black teen Buffy, cool! Joss is producing, thank god! Empowering the female youth, spectacular!!! Personally I hope that the new show retains the message of “Don’t give up, not on yourself, not on the world.” What do you think?
— James Marsters (@JamesMarstersOf) July 23, 2018
Reboots are a tricky business, but I would love love love to be Willow in the new Buffy.
— Shannon Purser (@shannonpurser) July 22, 2018
What do you think? Are you a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Would you watch a reboot?