It’s official, the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” series reboot is moving forward with “Midnight, Texas” creator and “Lost,” “Alias” and “Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D” writer/producer Monica Owusu-Breen onboard to serve as writer, executive producer and showrunner.
Joss Whedon, the mastermind and showrunner of the original late 1990s series (and the 1992 film that inspired it), is also on board as an executive producer on the new take which features a minor change – the new version is seeking a black female lead to play the role of Buffy. Original producers Gail Berman, Fran Kazui, and Kaz Kazui are also back as executive producers.
Fox 21 TV Studios is developing the project which will be pitched to networks this summer. There reportedly is no official script just yet, but the reboot is said to be: ‘contemporary, building on the mythology of the original’. In a statement, the producers say: “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.”
Sarah Michelle Gellar starred in the original as a high school girl who balanced a normal life with her destiny as a vampire and demon killer. The show was a major pop culture phenomenon and made Gellar a star overnight. The series concluded in 2003.
Source: The Live Feed