Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018
Entertainment

A new restart of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is underway

A reboot of the 90s cult show is currently written by Monica Owusu-Breen who worked on SHIELD agents

A New Reboot of the 90s cult show Buffy the Vampire Slayer is in development

The creator of the original series Josh Whedon is already on board as executive producer while Monica Owusu-Breen was hired to write the new script

Breen, which worked with Whedon previously on SHIELD Agents, has already written and produced shows such as Charmed Aliases and Brothers & Sisters.

The reboot was described by producers as "contemporary, drawing on the mythology of the original."

"Like our world, it will be richly diverse, and as the Original, some aspects of the series could be considered as metaphors for problems that we all face today. "

to Variety the new reboot will be more diverse and sees a Black actress take over the title role originally made famous by Gellar.

The show was celebrated in the 1990s for its way of challenging gender stereotypes and for its portrayal of Gellar as a feminist hero.

The creator Whedon was attacked by his ex-wife last year after accusing him of being a "hypocrite" after saying that alleged cheating during their marriage was in contradiction with his "feminist ideals."

Although the show was not Variety reported that the creators of the original show, 20th Century Fox Television, will develop the new series via Fox 21 TV Studios which will present restarting potential networks later this year.

The original broadcast Buffy Against the Vampires was based on a 1992 film written by Whedon.

The series, with Sarah Michelle Gellar, ran for seven seasons and 145 episodes and was one of the most popular shows of the 1990s. Finishing in 2003, the series continued in comic book form after .

The news caused mixed reactions on Twitter, with some fans excited about the reboot and others feeling that the original should not be adapted. the universe, not a real reboot of Buffy. And since we knew something like this was inevitable, I'm glad it's the direction up to now. https://t.co/w6W3gYfepN

– Charley Feldman (@charley_feldman) July 20, 2018

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