AceShowbiz - After it was announced that "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" was getting a reboot treatment, fans of the beloved supernatural TV series seemingly were devided into two, with some preferring not to have the show rebooted. Regarding the concerns, showrunner Monica Owusu-Breen takes to her Twitter account to reassure fans that the new project won't be a reboot.
"For some genre writers it's Star Wars. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my Star Wars," she wrote on her account on Thursday, July 26. "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," she continued saying. "Joss Whedon's brilliant and beautiful series can't be replicated. I wouldn't try to."
Owusu-Breen later suggested that the new project wouldn't be a reboot, but more of a sequel with a new Slayer. "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," she concluded her post.
Though the "Midnight, Texas" creator didn't explicitly say that the revival was a reboot, she did suggest that it would be a sequel taking place 20 years after the original series. Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, Anthony Stewart Head and David Boreanaz, the original "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" aired between 1997 to 2003.
The new project has the original series' EPs Gail Berman, Fran Kazui and Kaz Kazui as well as Joe Earley from Berman's Jackal Group attached as executive producers alongside Owusu-Breen, who will provide the script for the new project. Whedon will also seve as executive producer with Fox 21 TV Studios producing.
The new "Buffy" series allegedly will be shopped to streaming and cable networks this summer.