Buffy the Vampire Slayer will make a comeback sooner rather than later, and it looks like Sarah is not focusing on Michelle Gellar's iconic figure. Buffy Reboot writer Monica Owusu-Breen suggests that the new series would introduce a brand new hunter, and though it's heartbreaking for some, her reasoning makes a lot of sense.
In a tweet on Thursday, July 26, the author turned to Buffy fan reviews about the possible direction of the show and expressed her fandom for the WB legend in the middle. Owusu-Breen let the fans know how much she loves and respects the original series: "For some genre authors, it's Star Wars . Buffy the Vampire Hunter is my Star Wars . "
She continued," Before I became a writer, I was a fan. For seven seasons, I saw Buffy Summers grow up, find love, kill that love, watched her, fought and fought, and there is only one Buffy . "
Along with the emphasis on the meaning of Buffy Owusu-Breen then expressed the importance of the supportive group of friends that Gellar's character has supported as having that Defeated evil. "They can not be replaced," Owusu-Breen said, also confirming that "Joss Whedon's brilliant and beautiful series can not be replicated."
The late '90s, early' 70s followed the lives of Buffy Summers and her pals Willow, Xander and Cordelia as they slaughtered vampires and other evil forces that threatened the lives of Sunnydale citizens. In the seven seasons that were on air, the series received a massive cult episode. Considering that Hollywood was very interested in the nostalgia factor, a Buffy reboot makes perfect sense, right? Well, according to Monica Owusu-Breen, who was tapped by Fox to write, executive producer and showrun the project, to make a Buffy reboot right, one must approach new and new from a fresh one Angle ̵
According to Deadline earlier this week, a reboot script has not yet been finalized and the show has reportedly not yet been deployed in networks or streaming services. But knowing that the Buffy reboot is still in its infancy, did not stop worrying about Owusu-Breen's plans to restart the beloved series.
Knowing that there is no way to emulate the powers on screen that Buffy and her amazing team are, Owusu-Breen and her team's decision to take the series in a new direction very clever. Instead, Owusu-Breen wants to take a different approach by reshaping the series and its cast to reflect the current political and cultural climate of the past. And yes, that could also mean leading with a brand new hunter.
The Buffy reboot is reported to be in the early stages of development, but indications of the direction Owusu-Breen and the team plan are going in have been given. According to a statement shared by the producers of the show – via a deadline – the reboot will be "rich and, like the original, some aspects of the show could be seen as metaphors for problems we face today." And this variety will obviously be evident in the casting selection, as it has also been said that the new hunter could be a black woman.
Owusu-Breen and the team behind the restart seem to have everything under control – the original Buffy would be proud.