After receiving almost no updates since its announcement in 2018 fans will be quite saddened to know that the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot has now been put on an indefinite pause.
The news broke out when it was revealed during an interview with the executive producer of the show Gail Berman on The Hollywood Reporter’s “TV’s Top 5 Podcast” although no specifics were told.
The show’s original story revolves around the adventures of Buffy Summers, a teenager who, as the chosen slayer of her generation, has to battle vampires, demons, and other supernatural forces of evil.
It ran from March 10, 1997 to May 20, 2003 and had seven seasons. Five seasons premiered on The WB Network while the last two premiered on the United Paramount Network (UPN).
The lack of updates garnered a lot of questions about what was happening behind the scenes with the production. No casting choices or anything was revealed and it was unknown if any outlet had an interest in picking up the show. However, the original Buffy star Michelle Gellar suggested Zendaya for the role and was met positively by fans.
The creator of the show, Joss Whedon, was also said to be an executive producer for the reboot but has also unfortunately received allegations coming from Justice League star Ray Fisher after accusing the director of mistreatment on the movie’s set. Fisher inspired Charisma Carpenter, who plays Cordelia Chase in the show, to do the same and wrote in a statement that Whedon “abused his power on numerous occasions” including some “passive-aggressive threats” to fire her.
Other red flags began popping up early as concepts of modernity while preserving the mythology of the original caused confusion on whether it would be a reboot or a revival as it would also bring contemporary issues and diversity while having the same approach as the original.
The original show celebrated its 25th anniversary early this year.
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