A new book trilogy from Disney Hyperion may ease the pain felt by all fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer clamoring for the on again-off again TV series and film reboots.
The first novel in the series–In Every Generation–is written by New York Times best-selling author Kendare Blake, best known for her popular Three Dark Crowns series, according to a report on comicbook.com. The volume is due in bookstores Jan. 4, 2022.
This book–timed to celebrate the award-winning show’s 25th anniversary–spotlights a new Vampire Slayer, a witch named Frankie Rosenberg (Willow’s daughter).
Blake sounds like she’s totally on board with this new storyline. “I have been a Buffy fan since the womb, or at least that’s what it feels like,” the author said. “Being a fan was the whole reason for In Every Generation. I had no choice. You don’t say no to Buffy.”
The new book, according to the official synopsis, follows Frankie Rosenberg, a sophomore at Sunnydale High School and “the daughter of the most powerful witch in Sunnydale history. Her mom, Willow, is teaching her magic on the condition she use it to better the world.”
But, when Frankie learns that the annual Slayer convention has been attacked and all the Slayers–Buffy, Faith and Vi–may be dead, “it’s time for this generation’s Slayer to be born. But being the first ever Slayer-Witch means learning how to wield a stake while trying to control her budding powers.”
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series–created by Joss Whedon and based on the 1992 feature film–ran for 144 episodes from 1997-2003. The show follows Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar), the latest in a long line of Vampire Slayers, who are chosen to battle vampires, demons and other forces of darkness.
The series–which received critical and popular acclaim–was nominated for Golden Globe, Nebula and Emmy Awards, winning three Emmys during its run.
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