Reboot, revival…po-tay-to, po-tah-to…whatever you call it, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot is causing some waves. Plans to revive the show were announced during San Diego Comic Con. Today showrunner Monica Owusu-Breen, clarified on Twitter, it’s not a remake.
The words reboot or revive basically means the same thing in the television and film world. A story brought back to life, sometimes with the same cast as before (revive). Other times, a new cast is set in the same multiverse as the original (reboot). At least it’s not a show that replaces the same characters with new actors (remake).
— monicaowusubreen (@monicabreen) July 26, 2018
Granted nothing will ever be as good as the original series, but a new slayer would fall in line with the mythos of the overall story. Within every generation, a slayer is born. Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been off the air for fourteen years. I think we’re due for a new slayer. Every generation needs their own Buffy. And it appears that Buffy creator Joss Whedon agrees.
Whedon will be an executive producer on the new series along with Gail Berman, Joe Earley, Fran Kazui and Kaz Kazui. Owusu-Breen is writing the pilot. The series is in the early stages of development. It may be a while before we know anything about the characters and the cast. Creators are considering casting an African-American slayer this time around.
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