Buffy: The Vampire Slayer’s upcoming reboot has been getting a lot of buzz on the internet. What can we expect from the iconic television show’s revival, and who will return?
When the low-budget comedy about a teen vampire slayer debuted in 1997, no one expected it to create so much hype, let alone became a bona fide classic that is still as relevant 20 years later.
- Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Teen drama with a twist
- When does it release?
- The cast returns too
Ever since a reboot of Josh Whedon’s television series Buffy: The Vampire Slayer was announced, the news has met a lot of speculation and excitement. What is the show going to look like? What is in the store for us?
Also, is 90’s darling Sarah Michelle Gellar returning as Buffy?
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer: Teen drama with a twist
The original show ran for seven successful seasons and ended in 2003. The series was a unique for its time. In certain ways, it had a massive influence on the shift in the television landscape, bringing supernatural, or even sci-fi shows in the mainstream.
For seven seasons, Buffy fought vampires, demons, and even humans. She prevented the end of the world and, along with her friends (known as the Scooby Gang), left high school, ready to face adult life.
The show dealt with a lot of supernatural stuff, but it was also about complex human characters figuring out life. This excellent balance between teenage musings and the supernatural world helped Buffy turn into a cult classic and remain as binge-worthy as was 20 years ago.
So, what is the reboot looking like?
When does the reboot release?
The reboot for the classic series was announced in 2018, but there has been no official announcement for a release date.
The TV series was not the end of Buffy, though. In 2007, the Slayer’s adventures continued in comic form, published by Dark Horse and produced by the show’s front-runner Josh Whedon. The comic books have five seasons worth of content. They explore Buffy’s adult life and the consequences she faces following the finale of the series.
In the comic book series, Buffy is now living in Scotland. She is the leader of almost two thousand slayers worldwide and uses a castle as her main base. There she trains squads and gears them up for missions all over the world. Giles, Andrew, Xander, Willow, and Faith are all part of the organization.
So, with so many characters written in the series, who is going to return?
The cast returns
Josh Whedon is still involved in the project as an executive producer, and heading the reboot is Monica Owusu-Breen, who has assured fans that she will be approaching the reboot from a fan’s point of view.
The producers have remained mum on lead actor Sarah Michelle Gellar’s involvement in the project, and no comment has come from the actor, confirming her role. Other original cast members such as James Marsters (Spike) and Anthony Stewart Head (Gile) have shown interest in being a part of the reboot.
But what we do know is that the show will bring race relations and political power dynamic into the world, and we are sure the reboot will endure just like the original version has for more than 20 years now.
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