Friday, 21 Sep 2018
Entertainment

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” gets a reboot with a black lead

Director Joss Whedon brings back a new generation of vampire slayers with an upcoming reboot of Buffy Against the Vampires – and this time the series will see a black actress take the lead role. In collaboration with Fox 21 TV Studios, Whedon will serve as executive producer of the project, while Monica Owusu-Breen will be showrunner and editor-in-chief, according to Deadline. The script has not been written yet, but Fox plans to launch the reboot on cable and streaming networks this summer. "Like our world, it [the new series] will be richly diversified, and like the original, some aspects of the series could be seen as metaphors for problems that we all face today," producers said. in a statement.

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