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It’s an important clarification: New Buffy the Vampire Slayer content is going to be a sequel, not a reboot.
News broke earlier this week that Buffy is coming back as a reboot, but showrunner and head writer Monica Owunsu-Breen quickly took to Twitter to set the facts straight with quite an ~*~ominous~*~ message.
“There is only one Buffy… 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…” she wrote.
— m.o.b. (@monicabreen) July 26, 2018
Owunsu-Breen also wrote that she can’t share any other details for now, so the only other info we have on the sequel is a small taste producers on the project revealed: “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.”
While no casting decisions have yet been made—including whether we’ll see any of the original cast—an African American actress will take on the lead role. Fox will pitch the reboot to cable and streaming services this summer, but we suspect this won’t be a hard one to pick up.