Former Buffy Writer And Showrunner “Pumped” For Reboot
Marti Noxon was initially worried about the "sacred text" being tampered with.
Not everyone was happy about the announcement that iconic TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer will be rebooted next year -- including writer Marti Noxon -- who worked on the show across six seasons.
Noxon, who also became executive producer and show runner for Buffy, told The Wrap that she was initially sceptical when she heard the news.
“I’ll be honest, initially I was like, ‘Nooo! Don’t touch the sacred text!'” said Noxon.
“But the more I learned about it, the more excited I got.”
What Noxon found out was that the series will be more diverse than it was during the late ‘90s and early 2000s.
Producer and screen writer Monica Owusu-Breen will be co-creating the series with Joss Whedon and has also been named as showrunner.
The lead role will also be played by a woman of colour.
“I’m excited that there is a female showrunner and that she’s a woman of color writing about a woman of color,” Noxon said.
“So I’m actually really pumped for it.”
Buffy The Vampire Slayer joins a long list of TV shows that are receiving the reboot treatment this year, including Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Charmed, Roswell and Veronica Mars.
Noxon is currently working on Sharp Objects as well as Dietland and said she wasn’t sure what she’d say if she was asked to help out on the new season of Buffy.
“So if they ask -- I don’t know what I’d say,” Noxon said.
“It depends on what I was doing. But I think they’ve got it covered!”