Are you ready to return to Sunnydale? On Friday, July 20, numerous media outlets (Deadline, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter) report that a reboot Buffy The Vampire Slayer is currently underway with a black lead actor, produced by Fox 21 TV Studios from 20th Century Fox. 20th Century Fox has confirmed reports to Bustle
According to Deadline, the intention of the series is to have the main actor playing Buffy to be African-American; the point of press also mentioned that these are the first details and there is no script for the driver yet. Deadline reported that the executive producer Midnight, Texas Monica Owusu-Breen would have written the pilot script, as well as executive products and serve as a showrunner for the series. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Joss Whedon, who created the TV series and film Buffy is supposed to produce the reboot series. (Bustle reached out to representatives for Owusu-Breen and Whedon to comment, but did not hear it immediately.)
Whedon wrote Buffy's Vampire Movie with Kristy Swanson and Luke Perry. the hit television series, which aired from 1996 to 2003 on the WB and UPN networks. The favorite show was Sarah Michelle Gellar, as well as David Boreanaz and Alyson Hannigan
The Hollywood Reporter noted that the restart of Buffy currently only networked and will presented to several streaming services and cable networks.
In an interview of THR in March 2017, Whedon said he was open to the idea of a Buffy reboots, but hesitated to arrive. "I see a little of what I call the monkey paw in these reboots," he said.
"You bring something back, and even though it's exactly as good, the experience can not be, you've already experienced it , and some of what was great was going on for the first time, to meet expectations and adapt to the climate, which is not easy, fortunately most of my actors are still gorgeous, but I'm not afraid that they are squeaky. "
A year later, in March 2018, Gary Newman, CEO of Fox Television Group, said at the conference of the INTV Israel felt that a restart Buffy was definitely possible, according to The Hollywood Reporter . " Buffy is probably our most mature show for a remake, it's something we talk about frequently, "said Newman, according to the publication." Joss Whedon one of the greatest creatives we have ever worked with. Newman said, "When Joss decides his time, we'll do it, until Joss does it, we will not do it.
The main reason for the restart? Newman pointed out at the conference that Buffy's fan base remains dedicated to the series – and it's a great actor for him in deciding to restart a show. "If there is not a fan base of passionate fans, a feeling of nostalgia, I do not really see the need to bring the show back," he said, according to THR It looks like Buffy is about to save the world … a lot in 2018.