Buffy Showrunner Addresses Reboot Concerns: It's 'Time to Meet a New Slayer'

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer revival may not be a complete reboot of the fan-favorite franchise after all.

Following an announcement last week at Comic-Con International that Joss Whedon's popular vampire-hunting series would be rebooted with Monica Owusu-Breen writing the pilot and serving as showrunner, fans were concerned that the revival would completely reset the franchise. Owusu-Breen issued a statement through her Twitter account addressing the concerns by reflecting on her love of the classic series while teasing something new.


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Owusu-Breen's comments that a "new Slayer" would be introduced indicate that the upcoming revival may not be a total reboot but instead of a fresh start within the continuity of the series following a new cast of characters. Initial reports had mentioned the revival would feature a reimagined Buffy Summers portrayed by an African-American actor.

Owusu-Breen, who previously served as executive producer on NBC's supernatural series Midnight, Texas, teased that the upcoming television revival would better reflect the world today with a greater emphasis on diversity though specific plot and character details are currently under wraps. While the new series does not plan to replicate Whedon's classic franchise, Whedon is attached to the project as executive producer.

In the meantime, here's to a new Slayer defending the world from vampires and other dark forces of evil once again.

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