The Buffy Reboot Isn't Actually Going To Feature A New Buffy
That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo!
Last weekend, news broke that a Buffy, The Vampire Slayer reboot is in the works.
With creator Joss Whedon on board and Monica Owusu-Breen set as showrunner, fans were... unimpressed at the announcement.
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In fact, despite being a hugely beloved show with an active following that's vocal even in 2018 -- 15 years after the show's 2003 finale -- fans were straight up angry about it.
Basically, fans were questioning why they would reboot a show and recreate the character of Buffy Summers, the chosen one, when the mythology of the series had multiple options for spin-off series.
Responses to the news questioned why the show wouldn't focus on either in the potential slayers of season seven, or in the slayers that came before Buffy, like Nikki -- the '70s slayer killed by Spike.
Today, Owusu-Breen has clarified that our OG Scooby Gang aren't getting rebooted, but rather, we're going to be exploring the Buffy universe some more.
"For seven seasons, I watched Buffy Summers grow up, find love, kill that love. I watched her fight, and struggle and slay,” she wrote.
“There is only one Buffy. One Xander, one Willow, Giles, Cordelia, Oz, Tara, Kendra, Faith, Spike, Angel … They can’t be replaced. But here we are, 20 years later … and the world seems a lot scarier. So maybe, it could be time to meet a new Slayer."
Okay, so basically, we can get on board with this, and it's time to get excited.
PS if you want more Buffy you can stream episodes on Tenplay. You're welcome.
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