July 21, 2018

'Buffy, The Vampire Slayer' is getting a reboot

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Buffy, The Vampire Slayer was one of the most beloved shows on TV in the late 90ss and early 2000s and it is now making a comeback to television with a reboot.

The series, which premiered on March 10, 1997, followed the adventures of Buffy Summers, a high school girl who is the latest in a line of vampire slayers, as she fights her way through several supernatural forces.

The role was originally played by Sarah Michelle Gellar, but, according to Variety, the lead will now be portrayed by an African-American actress, although there is still no confirmation on who she might be.

The show was a tremendous success and it still has quite an extensive legion of fans despite the 15 years that passed since the end of the series on May 20, 2003.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer, created by Joss Whedon, ran for seven seasons but it had a season eight in the form of a comic book, which lasted from 2007 to 2011.

There was also a spin-off called Angel, which focused on the character of the same name played by David Boreanaz, who appeared in the early seasons of the original show.

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Spike, a vampire portrayed by James Marsters, was a fan favorite, so after the end of Buffy, the character made a transition to the spin-off due to the chemistry and background shared between him and Angel.

The project is still in its early stage and little else is known other than that Whedon will be an executive producer and will work alongside Gail Berman, Joe Earley, Fran Kazui and Monica Owusu-Breen.

It is unknown whether members of the original cast will appear on the reboot, but some of them have been quite busy since then. Boreanaz starred in Bones; Gellar appeared in shows such as Ringer and The Crazy Ones; Marsters is currently filming Marvel's Runaways and Alyson Hannigan spent most of her time on the set of How I Met Your Mother.

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