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). 

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. 

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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.  

Geek Girl Authority will be on top of this story as it develops. 





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