Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV reboot on cards
The original series creator, Joss Whedon, is on board to executive produce, and writer Monica Owusu-Breen has been roped in to pen the script
A television reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is in development at 20th Century Fox Television. The original series creator, Joss Whedon, is on board to executive produce along with Gail Berman, Joe Earley, Fran Kazui and Kaz Kazu. Writer Monica Owusu-Breen has been roped in to pen the script.
The rebooted series will see a black actor take over the title role, which was played in the series by Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Monica Owusu-Breen's previous credits include Agents of SHIELD, which is executive produced by Whedon. She also developed and served as showrunner on Midnight, Texas at NBC, but departed the show after one season. In addition to this, she has written and produced shows like Charmed, Alias, Brothers & Sisters and Fringe.
The original Buffy the Vampire Slayer series was based on the 1992 film of the same name, which Whedon wrote and starred Kristy Swansaon as Buffy. The show ran for seven seasons and 145 episodes and is frequently cited as one of the best shows ever made.