The all-new Buffy The Vampire Slayer is a Seinfeld-like reboot where all the characters are vampires. [Season 23, 1998]#SNLSubscribe to SNL: https://goo.gl/t...
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CLIP 01/17/98. Also available on the nbc app. The all-new Buffy The Vampire Slayer is a Seinfeld-like reboot where all the characters are vampires. Appearing: Tags: SNL, Saturday Night Live, Sarah ...
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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. According with the reports, Monica Owusu-Breen has been hired to pen the adaptation and serve as a showrunner, while original creator...
Oct 08, 2018 · [Buffy shrugs her shoulders. Fade to a Seinfeld-style Buffy logo, as a bass lick plays again.] Announcer: Thursdays at 9, catch the all-new “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”! It’s a show about nothing! And vampires!
- Buffy's Rumored Revival
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- Buffy Revival's Story
- Will A Buffy Revival Still Happen?
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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Aug 07, 2021 · Buffy the Vampire Slayer is getting a sequel. There's been no update on the planned Buffy the Vampire TV reboot since its announcement in 2018. BOOM! Studios rebooted the series for comics ...