Long-Gestating ‘Buffy’ Reboot Stuck In A Holding Pattern

by Thomas Tuna

It’s been 25 years and counting.

The proposed reboot of the popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series–several years now in the planning–is officially “on pause,” according to a report on TV Line.

The original series–created by Joss Whedon (and based on the 1992 film)–ran from 1997-2003 and starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers.

Plans had called for Monica Owusu-Breen (Midnight, Texas) to serve as showrunner and writer of the reboot, with Whedon tapped as executive producer, alongside Gail Berman, Fran and Kaz Kazui and Joe Earley.

The new show reportedly would have a “contemporary feel, building on the mythology of the original. It will be richly diverse and–like the original–some aspects of the series could be seen as metaphors for issues facing us today,” according to the producers.

What this official “pause” means for the proposed remake is anyone’s guess. So, keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


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