Holy TV news, Comic-Con! Joss Whedon is time for TV inside a big, big way. In addition to having a new sci-fi series grabbed at HBO, Whedon is making a series reboot of?Buffy the Vampire Slayer?-?not only this. This?new, modern?Buffy series will incorporate a black female lead, to start with you arch that eyebrow, hear this: Whedon has set?Midnight, Texas creator Monica?Owusu-Breen as the executive producer, writer and showrunner from the new?Buffy.
Per Deadline, the hiring of?Owusu-Breen – a black woman – reflects the rebooted?Buffy‘s persistence for diversity additionally, the awesome decision to reimagine the smoothness?as?black. (It may well also seem that Whedon himself has learned some lessons about becoming a better ally.) Besides Midnight, Texas (in line with the novels by?True Blood author Charlaine Harris),?Owusu-Breen worked as kitchen staff with J.J. Abrams on shows like?LOST,?Alias and?Fringe, so she knows quite a lot about genre television in addition to performing a show.
Whedon’s?original?Buffy the Vampire Slayer series took it’s origin from the 1992 film (also scripted by Whedon) and dedicated to California teen Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar), who discovers she is a in a long distinct “slayers” – women chosen to combat demons, vampires and all of a style of supernatural evils. The series ran for seven seasons over the WB, pursued by UPN. The reboot has developed at its home studio of Fox 21 TV Studios, the cable and streaming division of Last century Fox Television.
Although the work is continuing and few plot info is available, anticipation is the fact that?Buffy?reboot will be more contemporary, and explore how a few of the horrors the eponymous hero encounters may very well be metaphors for current social and political issues. The series will likely be shopped around to various networks and streaming services above the summer, so hopefully we’ll gather more information inside the coming weeks.