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Claymore 07/21/2018 05:59 AM

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Reboot

Monica Breen, who has worked on Agents of Shield, will be penning the adaptation.

Whedon will be an executive producer.

Will be fielding to networks after the script is complete.

Oh, and it will now be inclusive and feature a Buffy of black descent.

Fangu 07/21/2018 12:12 PM

Interesting. As the article explains the vision, there's great potential. The question is whether it'll be able to live up to it.

Lex 07/21/2018 01:26 PM

I fear it's doomed with Fox involved. But good luck to them. They tried to do this a while ago without Joss and there was massive backlash wasn't there? Those damn Kuzui's.

When it comes to the slayer mythology I always felt like a lot of it was left unexplored (maybe on purpose), given how much I loved episodes like "Restless" or "Get it Done" and obviously various bits of season 5, so there's a lot they could do with it.

It's just... I feel like there's so much they could do with the slayer brand, does it have to be "Buffy"? Could they not do a slight AU and give us a new slayer character? I know they want that brand recognition but SMG is always going to be Buffy to us and the show is so iconic even for people who didn't watch it.

I'm already imagining a dimension jump episode where they meet up with members of the original scoobies for some reason >.<

This show has an uphill battle to climb. But maybe it IS time they gave it a try. You can clearly tell I'm in two minds about this.

Tetsujin 07/21/2018 03:52 PM

Soft reboot in the same continuity I can live with. But if it's a hard reset you're pretending like my favorite show of all time never happened and for that reason - I'm out. :monster:

Claymore 07/21/2018 05:42 PM

I just don't know what I'm feeling personally by the way which is why I've not put down my own thoughts on the announcement. I can just see both sides of the arguments - the (loss) of a rich story legacy and sandbox that had a lot of room for new projects which needn't have been a reboot, but then again, the sheer potential that this reboot exudes by starring an African-American Buffy, including twists to her home life, and more tightly written modern satire ...

Yeah, just don't know at the moment.

The Twilight Mexican 07/21/2018 06:26 PM

The timing of the announcement probably explains why the current four-issue arc of the Buffy comic ("Season 12: Reckoning") is supposed to be the last season.

Lex has pretty much voiced my own sentiments about the reboot.

looneymoon 07/21/2018 07:19 PM

I honestly find it hard to see Buffy as anyone but Sarah Michelle Gellar, but I'd be satisfied if they gave her a part as new Buffy's watcher or something.

Ami 07/22/2018 07:57 AM

I have no idea how this will go down and I'm a bit iffy if I'm honest. However, I can't really knock it until I've tried it. Reboots and remakes are still on the rage these days, though it doesn't necessarily mean they're all good. I'm in the middle of watching the original series (think I'm somewhere in season 5?) right now and I think I'll cling onto that for a bit longer.

However, with Joss actually onboard, I might have a bit of hope it'll be good.

Claymore 07/22/2018 08:01 AM


Originally Posted by Ami (Post 789482)
However, with Joss actually onboard, I might have a bit of hope it'll be good.

Regardless of any personal shit in his closet, this is what really sparks my excitement and the potential of this reboot.

Clement Rage 07/26/2018 10:01 PM

Seems like it would be much easier to make a sequel or prequel. Although I don't know if what happened in the comics contradicts that.

Addy Carver 07/26/2018 11:58 PM

African-American Buffy: it's like Kendra never existed. :monster:
I'd like to see it set in the same universe but not be about Buffy. They already exploited the existence of multiple slayers existing and Sunnydale can't be the only hell mouth. Lots of scope, lots of demons, lots of vampires, witches optional. I would very much like to see Spike and Drusilla cameo.

Disclaimer: I've only ever seen the TV show.

ChipNoir 07/27/2018 01:32 AM

Lets face it: They only care about having the title. Everything else is expendable in the name of acquiring a new audience that likely never watched the original (Somehow).

It's been off Netflix long enough that I can believe their mistrust in a built in YOUTH (specifically) audience having ever seen the original by the time this airs.

With that said, I will accept this ONLY if the only thing that's the same is that the lead protagonist (Somehow post 00s) is named Buffy. I do not want to see a single character other than Buffy redone, nor do I want rehashed plotlines or concepts.

Claymore 07/27/2018 05:33 AM

According to some tweets from the writer, this is now being hinted at as a 'continuation'. Due to backlash? Or simply misinformation from the initial reporting? Who knows. But yeah, fears can be cast aside, as this is now looking like a continuation until we hear something mega-official.

The Twilight Mexican 07/27/2018 10:54 AM

What the writer tweeted is still very vague, but it doesn't necessarily speak to a continuation in my mind. And taking into account the wider mythos, a continuation wouldn't really fit into the continuity established by "Fray," which the current "Reckoning" arc of Buffy's comic (the final season of her comic) looks set to establish.

If I had to guess, I'd say they're going for a reboot with a different cast of characters. The lead may or may not be named Buffy, but the others won't be Willow, Xander, Giles, etc.

Lex 07/27/2018 01:31 PM

Still need to get caught up with the comics, I've only read season 8. I've heard the Angel and Faith series (of the Angel comics) is excellent.

If there were some sort of "continuation" I'm not sure how that would work either. Idk, they were going to do that show with Eliza Dushku at the Cleveland hellmouth when Buffy ended but she couldn't do it because of Tru Calling (which tanked).

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