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Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The new reboot will be more of a sequel

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It was recently announced that there was going to be a reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer at Fox. Lots of fans were a bit upset about this as they didn’t want a new version of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Buffy Summers.

As the whole point of the Slayer was there would be a new one once the previous Slayer died (Kendra Young was the Slayer who was activated during Buffy’s temporary death) it did seem an odd way to go with the new show. Buffy did activate a large number of Slayers near the end of the original Joss Whedon show and subsequent comic book.

However, never fear as the new showrunner Monica Owusu-Breen (Alias, Lost, Fringe, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) has confirmed they will not be replacing Buffy, but will introduce a new Slayer for the show.

or some genre writers it’s Star Wars. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my Star Wars.

Before I became a writer, I was a fan. For seven seasons, I watched Buffy Summers grow up, find love, kill that love. I watched her fight and struggle and slay.

There is only ONE Buffy. One Xander, one Willow, Giles, Cordelia, Oz, Tara, Kendra, Faith, Spike, Angel…They can’t be replaced. Joss Whedon’s brilliant and beautiful series can’t be replicated. I wouldn’t try to.

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.

As it is a legacy character I do feel this is the best way to go. Better to have all that history from the previous show that can be touched on throughout the life of the new series, rather than just start all over again.

Of course, this does not mean we will be getting cameos from old characters, but the fact they are bringing in a new Slayer does mean I will definitely be checking it out as I did love the original show. I’d just like a few mentions of Buffy, Willow, Kendra, Angel, Giles, Xander, Spike, Faith and the rest every once in a while.

I just want to know if Mr Pointy will show up in the new show.

So let’s all be chill about the new show until we have at least seen a couple of episodes.

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