It’s official! Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be able to see the classic TV show revived! E! News was the first to confirm that 20th Century Fox Television is working on a reboot but with a twist!
It looks like the original’s creator, Joss Whedon is totally for executive producing the revival as well!
In addition, The Hollywood Reporter says that Monica Breen will be the one to work on the script.
The highly-anticipated reboot is apparently going to suffer some changes, one of them being that the lead role, previously portrayed by Sarah Michelle Gellar is set to go to a black actress!
While the star is yet to be cast, the plan is obviously to have the fantasy drama be more socially representative.
Also via The Hollywood Reporter, sources shared that the reboot is to be set in the present while building upon the original’s mythological background.
As fans know all too well, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a cult classic that ran from 1997 to 2003.
The show’s cast members seem to have been really close throughout those seven seasons as last year, they reunited in order to celebrate the series’ 20-year anniversary.
Also, Gary Newman previously talked about Fox’s wish to revive Buffy so we shouldn’t be too surprised it’s back.
It definitely feels like a huge surprise though considering people have been waiting for it for such a long time.
Back in March, while at the INTV Conference, Newman said: ‘I think if you look in our library, Buffy is probably the most ripe show we have for bringing back. It is something we talk about frequently, and Joss Whedon is really one of the greatest creators we ever worked with. When Joss decides it is time, we will do it. And until Joss decides it’s time, it won’t happen.’