Grab your wooden stake and meet us in the cemetery.
There’s a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot on the way and some people are not happy about it.
Joss Whedon, the creator of the original series, has decided to bring back the cult TV hit, but this time he’d like it to be a bit more diverse.
According to Deadline, the reboot is already in development at Fox 21 TV Studios, the cable/streaming division of 20th Century Fox TV.
Monica Owusu-Breen, the creator of Midnight, Texas, has been tapped as writer, producer and showrunner of the new series.
If the reboot is successful, it will be set in the present day and will feature a much more diverse cast.
A statement from the producers reads: “Like our world, it will be richly diverse, and like the original, some aspects of the series could be seen as metaphors for issues facing us all today”.
Basically, the new series will have a person of colour as the lead. Yep, we could soon see a black Buffy kickin’ some serious vampire ass.
Of course, this being 2018, not everyone is happy about the reboot and some mega fans are hesitant to see an updated version of the cult TV show:
A Buffy reboot is the exact fucking opposite of something I want.
— Ian Carlos Crawford (@ianxcarlos) July 20, 2018
I love Buffy and it was a huge part of my childhood, but it really doesn’t need a reboot, Sarah Michelle Gellar will always be the slayer.
I’d be more excited if they introduced a new Slayer and expanded the Buffy universe rather than just rebooting it ????????♂️ pic.twitter.com/3VHTuz9DrW
— Tyler (@Tyler_Savage_) July 21, 2018
I’m all for some BUFFY spinoffs, with diversity and great representation and telling interesting stories with their own new spin on the mythology of the buffyverse, but don’t reboot what Buffy was (the greatest television show of all time). https://t.co/7R8y4CC4yT
— space ace dad (to be) (@TheConorHilton) July 20, 2018
But, like most of our favourite shows from decades past, Buffy could do with some updating to bring it into the 21st century. And that includes adding (a lot) more diversity.
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