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Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot to focus on a completely new slayer

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is coming back, something which should excite many people who grew up in the 90’s and got exposed to this excellent hit series (It was also a time when Vampires were to be feared and not the sparkly thingies that today’s generation grew up on). Even better with the news of Buffy’s return is that Joss Whedon, creator of the series, is coming back as a producer so that we can be sure it should be pretty faithful to the original version of the series and film.

However, at the same time as this exciting news came out, there were concerns about the fact that a black actress was looking to take on the lead role. Those led some people to feel a little aggrieved that Sarah Michelle Gellar, who played the titular vampire slayer in the original series, was getting replaced rather than being allowed to continue her story. Something which probably wouldn’t have worked anyway because Gellar is a little older now and the whole concept of the series generally worked well for a younger cast and audience.

It seems though that we weren’t the only ones a little concerned about those things as new series showrunner Monica Owusu-Breen (Alias) has recently tweeted (via Coming Soon) that the production team didn’t want to mess with the loyal Buffy crowd – so the new series will be focusing on a new Vampire Slayer all together.

Kervyn called it and I definitely think it’s a move that makes a lot of sense. While Buffy may have ended quite some time ago, and a completely new reboot could easily have been justified, the smart approach when working with any material and characters as loved as this series is, is to not mess with them. Moving the focus on an entirely different Vampire Slayer and set of characters will allow this series to build on the originals without eroding its fanbase. It’s a smart move by Fox, Whedon and team and should certainly get fans even more excited to delve into the world of Vampires once again.

Last Updated: July 27, 2018

31 Comments

  1. Dutch Matrix

    July 27, 2018 at 14:16

    In episode 1, can they kill of Dawn Summers? Please? At least let us get closure on that nightmare.

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  2. Original Heretic

    July 27, 2018 at 14:16

    Good move on their part.

    Okay, now, Whedon has previously stated that he named her “Buffy” because it was the least intimidating name he could think of.
    Considering that, what’s the new slayer going to be called?

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    • Pariah

      July 27, 2018 at 14:19

      Darryn

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    • MaSeKind

      July 27, 2018 at 14:22

      Sannie die bloedsuier slagter

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      • Dutch Matrix

        July 27, 2018 at 14:32

        Miskien Koba sal werk

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      • Pariah

        July 27, 2018 at 16:24

        Anything in Afrikaans is intimidating to non-South Africans or the Dutch who find it adorable how we’re trying but failing to speak Dutch, like a child.

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        • Dutch Matrix

          July 27, 2018 at 16:28

          Oh I do find you adorable!

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          • Pariah

            July 27, 2018 at 16:29

            Wait until you see my face. You’ll change that opinion in a heartbeat. 😛

    • Dutch Matrix

      July 27, 2018 at 16:18

      Brumilda

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      • Lord Chaos

        July 27, 2018 at 16:22

        He said “least intimidating”, Brumilda sounds like the mistress of a German karfoefel dungeon.

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        • Pariah

          July 27, 2018 at 19:24

          Or a yodeling champion, which really does sort of prove his point.

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      • Original Heretic

        July 27, 2018 at 16:29

        That’s a Valkyrie name.
        Valkyries are hardcore.

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        • Dutch Matrix

          July 27, 2018 at 16:29

          I was more thinking along the lines of Brumilda van Rensburg…

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          • Pariah

            July 27, 2018 at 16:33

            I dunno. She looks like she’d break you in half.

            https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ZJ5UOSJqpo4/maxresdefault.jpg

          • Dutch Matrix

            July 27, 2018 at 16:37

            I still crush on her so badly…

          • Pariah

            July 27, 2018 at 16:57

            As per my comment, I believe she’d be doing the crushing.

            I mean if you’re into that I won’t judge.

            Publicly.

          • Dutch Matrix

            July 27, 2018 at 17:01

            Thanks. Publicly.

          • Original Heretic

            July 27, 2018 at 16:33

            Why is everyone throwin Afrikaans names out.
            Jeez, the Afrikaans ladies I know? Hulle vat nie kak nie.

          • Dutch Matrix

            July 27, 2018 at 16:34

            Have you met my suster? She will end the Vampire Apocolypse mainly because they annoy her and are interfering with her enjoyment of her “stories” on TV.

          • Original Heretic

            July 27, 2018 at 19:37

            My vrou is Afrikaans.
            Ek hoef niks meer to sê nie.

          • Pariah

            July 27, 2018 at 19:37

            Don’t mess with a woman and her 7de Laan…

          • Dutch Matrix

            July 27, 2018 at 19:37

            Of haar rofstoei.

  3. For the Emperor!

    July 27, 2018 at 15:12

    Hmmm, respect for the source material?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2e85c9b7fc7c184f0f99f8bed5696b78d6764fc69638ac9bce4c47b820e65453.jpg
    Though I am mored afraid of it turning into a “message sending” platform for SJW issues…

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    • Kromas

      July 27, 2018 at 15:51

      Whedon is directly involved. I am fairly certain he won’t allow them to fuck with his series.

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  4. BakedBagel

    July 31, 2018 at 07:30

    “the smart approach when working with any material and characters as loved as this series is, is to not mess with them.”

    Saving this comment for the future

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    • Geoffrey Tim

      July 31, 2018 at 07:53

      That’s Craig’s opinion – not the site as a whole, or even mine. Remember that too. 😉

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      • BakedBagel

        July 31, 2018 at 08:19

        ExsDee

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