Buffy the Vampire Slayer is getting the reboot treatment with a black actress in the lead role.
20th Century FOX Television, who produced the original drama has hired writer Monica Breen,(Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD) to pen the adaptation and serve as showrunner .
Creator Joss Whedon will be an executive producer on the series and has been working with Breen on the script.
Gail Berman, Joe Earley, Fran Kazui and Kaz Kazui (who produced Whedon’s original Buffy film) will also serve as executive producers on the potential series.
The new version, sources say, will be contemporary and build on the mythology of the original and be richly diverse, with some aspects of the series seen as metaphors for issues facing society today.
When a reboot was floated without Whedon he previously said, “This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths – just because they can’t think of an original idea of their own, like I did with my Avengers idea that I made up myself.
“I always hoped that Buffy would live on even after my death. But, you know, AFTER. I don’t love the idea of my creation in other hands, but I’m also well aware that many more hands than mine went into making that show what it was. And there is no legal grounds for doing anything other than sighing audibly”.
A network is yet to be attached.
Source: Hollywood Reporter