‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Reboot Is Shelved After Controversy Involving Joss Whedon
The series’ rebootBuffy the Vampire Slayer‘ which was announced in 2018 is “on pause,” the executive producer revealed. Gail Berman to the Hollywood Reporter.
Monica Owusu-Breen (‘Agents of SHIELD’) would write the script and serve as showrunner, and it was reported that a black actress would play the lead.
Monica stated that the project has actually stalled.
“I had been hired to restart the Buffy franchise. I had a character who loved and loved the vampire world and wanted to put a new girl in fighting vampires. But Hollywood being Hollywood and complications surrounding the franchise, plus the pandemic… The project is on the shelf, I don’t know if anything will happen to it, but I love the story that’s in my head.”
In an interview with the Evan Ross Katzauthor of Into Every Generation a Slayer Is Born: How Buffy Staked Our Hearts, Sarah Michelle Gellar revealed who she would like to star in the reboot:
“I vote for Zendaya,” revealed the original series star.
Previously, David Boreanaz had revealed that he would not want to return to play the vampire Angel in a reboot of the series.
“I support people rebooting the show, but I’m old. It’s not like we’re the cast of ‘Friends’ getting together. We’re not hanging out in a coffee shop on a couch. But, you know, like all technology, they made Robert De Niro look really young.”
He adds, “I would like to encourage you to find someone else to take on the role.”
On the other hand, James Marsterswho played the vampire Spike, set to return for the reboot.
The new series would not replace the iconic role of Sarah Michelle Gellarbut rather introduce a new hunter.
“The reboot is like my ‘Star Wars’. Before I became a screenwriter, I was a fan. For seven years, I’ve watched Buffy Summers grow up, find love, kill that love. I watched her fight and suffer and hunt. There is only ONE Buffy. A Xander, a Willow, Giles, Cordelia, Oz, Tara, Kendra, Faith, Spike, Angel… They can’t be replaced. Joss Whedon’s brilliant series cannot be replicated. I won’t try to do that. But here we are… 20 years later… and the world looks a lot scarier. So maybe it’s time we met a new hunter. And that’s all I can say.”
The reboot is being developed by 20th Century Fox Televisionand Joss Whedon, creator of the original series, is involved as an executive producer.
buffy was created in 1992 in the movie ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’lived by the actress Kristy Swanson. Although it has a bad reputation, the film was the basis for the cult series, which premiered in 1997 and ran for 7 seasons until 2003.
The story gained continuity in two comic book series. The 8th season was published between 2007 and 2011, and the 9th began in 2011 and still has two unpublished volumes.
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