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Sep 07, 2020 · Was it canceled? Buffy the Vampire Slayer had a long lifespan, beginning with a 1992 movie starring Kristy Swanson as the titular Slayer before being adapted for a TV series under Whedon's direction in 1997. It effectively dodged the cancellation bullet once before, but switched networks from The WB to UPN.
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In 2018, it was officially announced that a Buffy the Vampire Slayer revival series was in the early stages of development. Joss Whedon was attached as an executive producer, while Monica Owusu-Breen (Midnight, Texas) would serve as showrunner. The official announcements about the revival at the time promised a show that would put diversity first and deal with real modern-day issues. The studio was reportedly looking for a black lead actress, and Owusu-Breen put out a statement of her own implying that the new show would be a sequel series with a different Slayer, rather than a full-on retelling of the original. Since that early series of reveals, however, very little has been shared publicly about the new Buffy series.
No official casting news ever came out about the Buffy the Vampire Slayer revival, other than the fact that it was planned for a black actress to play the leading role. Since Owusu-Breen said the show would be a sequel rather than a reboot, there would inherently be opportunities for members of the original cast to appear, especially since their characters have had plenty of extra stories in the graphic novels. Many of Buffy’s original actors, however, including Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz, have said they wouldn’t be interested in returning to the franchise, though they’ve wished the revival well. Back when the original revival announcement was made, The Flash actress Jessica Parker Kennedy also took to social media to declare her intense interest in playing the new Slayer.
If Owusu-Breen’s statement from a few years ago is true, and the new Buffy show was planned as a sequel rather than a remake, there are nearly endless possibilities for where the story could go. The Buffy comics have built out a lot more lore for the overall world of the franchise, which could be drawn from to varying extents in a proper new TV series. Even if the comics are disregarded, a sequel would still have to contend with the events of Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 7, which saw every potential Slayer in the world granted supernatural abilities at the same time, creating an army of empowered young women to battle the demons and the forces of darkness. That could be a great setup for a new show, as the writers could pick and choose any Slayer in any location and include others throughout as desired. The original announcements also emphasized that the new Buffy show would have a diverse cast and be centered on real-world issues as well as the supernatural. Related: All 10 Buff...
With so much time having passed without more development news on the Buffy revival, its production unfortunately looks unlikely. That’s only been exacerbated by the recent slew of allegations against Joss Whedon from former Buffy cast and crew members, which describe a pattern of cruel behavior and abuse of power from the show’s creator. Whedon left his latest show, the upcoming HBO fantasy series The Nevers, in 2020, and he has yet to officially comment on the many accusations against him. With Whedon’s reputation at an all-time low and production on the new series seemingly ground to a halt, the odds aren’t looking good. Still, there’s always a chance the Buffy the Vampire Slayer revival could find new life in the future. Next: Buffy Deserves a Revival (Without Joss Whedon)
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Feb 19, 2021 · A 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Reboot Will Not Have Sarah Michelle Gellar On Board, She Says ... Thankfully Whedon’s cancellation means his shows are now cancelled. Win/Win.
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So in light of Joss Whedon’s alleged behavior onset and problematic past, is it possible the Buffy reboot could ultimately be scrapped. I know he was recently fired from HBO so that certainly does bode well for his future. Personally I wouldn’t be disappointment as Buffy is best left unsullied by a needless reboot but that’s just my opinion.
Jul 20, 2018 · Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rebooting With Monica Owusu-Breen & Joss Whedon! July 20, 2018 by RenewCancelTV 6 Comments Buffy the Vampire Slayer is next through the revival escape hatch. 20th Century Fox Television is rebooting the cancelled Joss Whedon drama with writer Monica Owusu-Breen penning the new take, per THR:
Jul 23, 2018 · Will there be a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot?Deadline reports Fox 21 TV Studios is developing a new version of the Joss Whedon TV show.. From Monica Owusu-Breen and Whedon, the reboot will ...
Jul 26, 2018 · And there’s a chance that the one we’ll meet in the proposed revamp of Buffy the Vampire Slayer may not be Buffy Summers 2.0, after all. After establishing that she is a die-hard Buffy fan,...
A new version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series is a project in development announced in July 20, 2018, to be produced by Fox 21 Television Studios. 1 Production 2 Reactions from original cast 2.1 Nicholas Brendon 2.2 Anthony Stewart Head 2.3 James Marsters 2.4 Emma Caulfield 2.5 David Fury 2.6 Drew Z. Greenberg 2.7 Clare Kramer 2.8 David Boreanaz 2.9 Danny Strong 2.10 Alyson ...
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American supernatural drama television series based on the 1992 film of the same name.It was created by Joss Whedon under his production tag, Mutant Enemy Productions, with later co-executive producers being Jane Espenson, David Fury, David Greenwalt, Doug Petrie, Marti Noxon, and David Solomon.