‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Reboot In The Works, With A Black Actress As Buffy.
The late-90s classic tv series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ is getting a reboot and this time a Black actress is taking the coveted lead role.
Joss Whedon, who was the original creator of the series, will be an executive producer and has been working with Monica Breen on the script, which features a black actress stepping into the lead role of Buffy.
20th Century Fox Television, who produced the original drama series, is taking a fresh look at the vampire hunting Sarah Michelle Gellar. According to the writer Monica Breen, who has worked with Whedon on ABC’s hit “Agents of SHIELD”, has been hired to join the adaptation.
A network has yet to officially pick up the new Buffy program, but talks for which have begun last fall. Producers Fox 21 TV Studios will pitch the Buffy re-do to streaming and cable outlets later this summer in a package bound to ignite a bidding war. It’s unclear if Whedon will have any additional role on the new Buffy due to his other commitments, which include HBO’s recent straight-to-series order “The Nevers.”
A script or director has not yet been determined and casting for the central role of Buffy has not yet begun. Sources say, that although this will be a new adaptation they plan to build on the mythology of the original. The new Buffy will be richly diverse, and while maintaining many of the original aspects of the series, some anticipate the incorporation of modern issues facing society today.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer ran for seven seasons on The WB Network. The series continued in comic book form after its run in 2003. Buffy was based on the feature film of the same name that starred Kristy Swanson and Luke Perry that was originally penned by Whedon.
The series became a breakout, helping turn Whedon into a household name and ranked as one of the greatest and iconic TV series of all time.
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