Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot coming

2018-07-23 15:14
 
Joss Whedon at the 39th Saturn Awards

Cape Town – Twenty years after Buffy the Vampire Slayer first aired on TV, the popular show is getting a reboot.

Deadline reports that supernatural drama will be making a comeback with an African American lead. 

According to the producers the new show will be contemporary but will build on from the original. 

“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,” say producers on the project.

Joss Whedon, who created the original series, returns as executive producer and Monica Owusu-Breen (Lost) will be the showrunner. 

No cast announcements have been made yet.

The original series starred Sarah Michelle Gellar and ran from 1997 to 2003. 

Its title character battled vampires, demons and other dark forces while navigating everyday teenage struggles. 

In 2000 Whedon was nominated for an Emmy for his writing on the show.

The show spurred a spin-off series Angel starring David Boreanaz as a vampire turned private investigator. 

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