July 27th, 2018


New Buffy the Vampire Slayer "Reboot" Sounds Way More Spin-Off Than Reboot (Now with Confirmation!)

ETA: Updated with further clarification from the new showrunner/writer herself, Monica Owusu-Breen: turns out I was right the first time & the media wildly misinterpreted the initial Deadline article! It does sound way more spin-off/continuation than reboot! Yay!!!

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It seems like the vast majority of media outlets reporting on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer "reboot" have vastly misinterpreted, & thus misreported, the original article. So, per the original Deadline article, "The new version ... will be contemporary, building on the mythology of the original." And, "According to sources, the diversity in the show’s description reflects the producers’ intention for the new slayer to be African American."

Nowhere in the article does it state anything about a new actor taking over the role of Buffy, or replacing Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy, or recasting all of the original roles, as virtually every other headline would have you believe.

So, it definitely sounds way more spin-off/continuation than reboot/remake. But, as reboot seems to be the watchword of the moment, that's what people are running with.

Read the original Deadline article & decide for yourself:

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