As it turns out, today’s so-called golden age of television looks an awful lot like ’90s TV. Really, it’s for the best though, because amazing shows keep getting the green light to come back to our screens. The latest news we’re excited about? The Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot.
If you came of age during the ’90s, you most likely watched the show during its original run from 1997 to 2003. Buffy was a late ’90s staple, after all. And, we already have our first bit of casting news: As People reports, the revival will cast a black actress to play the titular character.
The news of the reboot has garnered mixed reactions from Buffy buffs. There’s a LOT to live up to: after all, the show had a meaningful impact on tons of people who watched the supernatural high school drama about vampire slayer, Buffy Summers (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar).
Fortunately, a lot of the original Buffy creators will team up for the reboot. As ET Online reports, Buffy creator Joss Whedon will serve as the executive producer of the reboot. So will the original show’s producers Gail Berman, Joe Earley, Fran Kazui and Kaz Kazui. Hopefully they’ll all make sure that the new Buffy retains the originals’ magic (and magick).
And the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot will be more diverse.
The original Buffy was notable for its inclusion of LGBT characters. That didn’t mean the show included many people of color, though, and it sounds like the new reboot — which doesn’t yet have a network attached — will improve in that area.
And while some fans seemed hesitant about potentially recasting the series’ iconic characters, writer Monica Owusu-Breen, who is working closely with Joss Whedon on the series, assured fans that the story is more of a sequel than a traditional reboot, with new characters and a new slayer inhabiting the same world.
As more information about the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot comes out, we hope that everyone’s fears will be slayed.