A brand new technology will proceed slayer-less in the meanwhile, because the long-gestating reboot of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” simply acquired, nicely, staked.
The deliberate reboot of the long-lasting WB sequence starring Sarah Michelle Gellar was first introduced in 2018, promising a “contemporary” spin on the supernatural drama “building on the mythology of the original.”
The undertaking has now been put “on pause” indefinitely, in line with government producer Gail Berman. The information was revealed throughout a current episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s “TV’s Top 5” podcast, which relayed that the terminology primarily means the sequence is caught in purgatory.
No extra particulars concerning the standing of the reboot got, however, as any fan of the sequence is nicely conscious, Buffy has fought her manner again from way more dire circumstances.
A Black actress was set to take over the title function within the reboot, which by no means had an official community house however was to be produced by sequence creator Joss Whedon with Monica Owusu-Breen (“Midnight, Texas”) serving as showrunner.
“Joss Whedon’s brilliant and beautiful series can’t be replicated,” Owusu-Breen, who additionally labored on Whedon’s “Agents of Shield,” wrote when the reboot was first introduced. “But here we are, twenty years later… And the world seems a lot scarier. So maybe, it could be time to meet a new Slayer… And that’s all I can say.”
In the years since, which have been particularly revealing on the subject of Whedon, it’s been radio silence concerning the undertaking till the long-awaited replace this week.
Presumably, the numerous misconduct allegations surrounding the controversial author and director didn’t assist the manufacturing.
The backlash towards Whedon has been constructing since 2020 when “Justice League” star Ray Fisher accused the director of “gross, abusive and unprofessional” habits on set. Several “Buffy” alums have additionally since spoken out about their troubling experiences, together with Charisma Carpenter who stated she was traumatized by Whedon’s habits.
Amid the controversy, Whedon exited his HBO sequence “The Nevers” and has but to launch one other undertaking.
As for the reboot, when it was first introduced, the undertaking proved to be particularly divisive amongst each followers and former stars of the present, who take into account the seven seasons to be considerably of a sacred tv textual content.
Gellar, nonetheless, provided her common help in creator Evan Ross Katz’s current ebook “Into Every Generation a Slayer Is Born: How Buffy Staked Our Hearts,” during which she pushed for Zendaya to take over the lead function.
“I think they’ve left the door open in a wonderful way because I do think it would be interesting to see how someone born with that power does fend in this modern world and what the new demons are,” she stated. “So maybe it’s a different Slayer, and in that case, I’m all for it because I’d be certainly interested to see how you handle being a Chosen One now and what injustices you are fighting and what the demons represent.”