POLL: So, now that we have confirmation that the new #Buffy reboot is more spin-off than reboot, how excited are you?! #BuffyReboot #BuffySpinOffNotReboot @monicabreen @joss @SarahMGellar @JamesMarstersOf @NicholasBrendon @David_Boreanaz @AnthonySHead https://t.co/IQHRPGgVuo— James Marsters News➕ (@jamie_marsters) July 26, 2018
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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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A little investigating: The original @DEADLINE article specifically states the words 'new slayer,' but every *other* article says some iteration of new actor playing the role of #Buffy. So, I'm gonna take @DEADLINE at their word & assume this is more spin-off than reboot. @joss pic.twitter.com/flgaIX3XMt— James Marsters News➕ (@jamie_marsters) July 21, 2018
So, not a reboot...??? Someone really needs to come out with some clarification here, cos these headlines are incredibly misleading if this is the case. #Buffy @BuffyTVS ⚡️ “Buffy the Vampire Slayer is coming back in a new iteration”https://t.co/rH4Ht2iA7I— James Marsters News➕ (@jamie_marsters) July 21, 2018