Vampires are coming back and they need to be slayed. No, it’s not another Twilight movie, it’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
The well-loved supernatural television show Buffy The Vampire Slayer is being rebooted, with a new slayer stepping up to take over the role from Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer was a hit when it was released in 1997, running for six years and gaining a number of awards and nominations.
SÉRIES ? Immense succès entre 1996 et 2003, la série "Buffy contre les vampires" fera son retour à l’écran. Ce reboot aura un casting plus représentatif de la société américaine. Le rôle de l’actrice principale sera confié à une actrice noire. ••• Pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas, voici un petit résumé de la série : Adolescente américaine sans histoire, Buffy Summers, interprétée originellement par Sarah Michelle Gellar, est désignée comme l’élue pour lutter, avec l’aide de ses amis, contre les vampires qui constituent une menace permanente. ❓Le remake de Buffy, bonne ou mauvaise idée ? ___________________________________ #Buffythevampireslayer #Buffy #Remake #Serie #TV #Sofia_infos
According to Deadline, a new series of the show is in the works with Fox 21 TV Studios.
The creator of the original series, Joss Whedon, is set to work as an executive producer on the reboot, with Monica Owusu-Breen in line to write the episodes.
The reboot will build on the mythology put forward in the original series, and will bring the show into a contemporary setting.
One of the producers of the new Buffy explained how they might try to address issues and reflect the world today through the show.
Like our world, it will be richly diverse, and like the original, some aspects of the series could be seen as metaphors for issues facing us all today.
There are rumours that the producers are intending for Sarah Michelle Gellar’s replacement to be African American, though this has not yet been confirmed as the production is still in very early stages.
The idea to reboot the show was reportedly originally raised towards the end of last year, but creators knew that a good writer was needed to do the show justice.
Hopefully Owusu-Breen will do a good job, because original Buffy The Vampire Slayer fans don’t seem to be too impressed with the prospect of its comeback, with many taking to social media to share their outrage.
Leave #BuffyTheVampireSlayer alone you greedy a** people?! This show should not be tainted by some bulls**t reboot that will never come close to the iconic original?! Have some respect for f**k sake?!
I’m sorry but I’m gonna remember #BuffyTheVampireSlayer for what it was back in the old days! It’s a no for me on this reboot!!
A third commented:
seriously? You want to remake it? PLEASE JUST DO NOT embarrass yourself Mr.Whedon. I’m usually an open minded person but BUFFY IS JUST 1 and also the whole team of actors were unique! BAD MOVE! I’m not watching…
Leave #BuffyTheVampireSlayer alone you greedy ass people?! This show should not be tainted by some bullshit reboot that will never come close to the iconic original?! Have some respect for fuck sake?! pic.twitter.com/ZkHgVkAIub
— Maria?✌️??️? (@FollowUN2Dark) July 20, 2018
— ♉️Nick♉️ (@n_brandon4) July 21, 2018
#buffythevampireslayer seriously? You want to remake it? PLEASE JUST DO NOT embarrass yourself Mr.Whedon. I'm usually an open minded person but BUFFY IS JUST 1 and also the whole team of actors were unique! BAD MOVE! I'm not watching…
— ZOMBIE SAM (@ZSamOfficial) July 21, 2018
Other fans are calling for a continuation of the show from where it was left with Sarah Michelle Gellar, rather than trying to recreate the story that has already been told.
One person said:
I’d rather see a continuation from after the hell mouth closed. A new slayer awakening, new storylines and characters.. Leave the Original Buffy Series as is..it doesn’t need a reboot. #buffyreboot
I'd rather see a continuation from after the hell mouth closed. A new slayer awakening, new storylines and characters.. Leave the Original Buffy Series as is..it doesn't need a reboot. #buffyreboot
— Geek Of Oz (@nerdrhage) July 21, 2018
Maybe the reboot of Buffy will just have to be aimed at a new generation of supernatural fans – ones who haven’t already been won over by the original series.
The new cast definitely have some big vampire slaying boots to fill.
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