Who will be this generation’s ‘Chosen One’ in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot? 20th Century Fox is ready to bring the show back, but there are questions on the new Buffy. Find all new updates here.
If Alaric Saltzman ever had a predecessor, it would undoubtedly be Buffy Summers. Yes, all you supernatural series lovers, you don’t know what you are missing if you still haven’t watched Josh Whedon- 1997 TV series Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. This teen drama is a game-changer in the American TV industry, paving the path for famous shows like The Vampire Diaries, Legacies, and Supernaturals. And now we hear, the mother of all supernatural TV shows is ready to reboot.
- Let’s rewind a bit
- Is Sarah Michelle Gellar not ready to become a vampire slayer once again?
- What Buffy: The Vampire Slayer reboot will be about?
- Where will it air?
Let’s rewind a bit
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer debuted in 1997 when CW was pretty skeptical about the future of the show. But, here’s a lesson that the world learned from this show: people love to watch something different. Buffy, an 18-year-old girl lives in the town of Sunnydale, which she protects from dangerous vampires, monsters, and even humans, with her gang called, The Scooby Gang.
The audience loved the show while it aired until 2003 for seven super successful seasons. The show did not just define the fantasy genre, it also brought the lead, Sarah Michelle Gellar to the limelight.
Is Sarah Michelle Gellar not ready to become Vampire Slayer once again?
In 2018, the news about a reboot for this classic series reboot came to light. Monica Owusu-Breen is likely to be the writer and executive producer. She is extremely keen on bringing Sarah back to the show. Monica tweeted, “For some genre writers, it’s Star Wars. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my Star Wars. Before I became a writer, I was a fan. For seven seasons, I watched Buffy Summers grow up, find love, kill that love.
I watched her fight, and struggle and slay. There is only one Buffy, one Xander, one Willow, Giles, Cordelia, Oz, Tara, Kendra, Faith, Spike, and Angel. They can’t be replaced,” she added. However, Sarah Michelle Gellar didn’t seem to be reflecting the same type of enthusiasm.
In her interview with The Wrap, Gellar, now co-founder of successful baking company Foodstirs, was asked whether she will appear in the Buffy reboot and here’ what she has to say, “I think that it’s a great story and ready to be retold. But, I’ve told my story already.” So, it is clear that Monica Owusu-Breen has to find her own vampire slayer.
What Buffy: The Vampire Slayer reboot will be about?
Neither CW nor producer Monica Owusu-Breen has confirmed anything about the plot. Although the series concluded in 2003, Buffy’s journey didn’t end there. In 2007, Buffy’s adventures continued in comic form, published by Dark Horse. The comic books have five seasons worth of content that can be used to create the new series. The comic explores Buffy’s adult life and the consequences she has faced after the finale of the series.
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Buffy is now living in Scotland and is the leader of almost two thousand slayers worldwide. She uses a castle as her base, where she trains squads and gears them up for missions all over the world. Giles, Andrew, Xander, Willow, and Faith are all part of her organization.
Where Buffy: The Vampire Slayer might air?
20th Century Fox is now owned by Disney, which means Disney+ would probably be the obvious choice for the online release. Alternatively, Hulu might also seem like a more logical choice because now it is owned by Disney as well.
Not just the reboot, you can watch the original series on Hulu as well. Now as for the TV release, the obvious choice would be either The CW or WB. Are you excited about the reboot? Who do you think should be the new Buffy? Let us know in the comments section below.