Buffy fans, this is not a drill: A reboot is coming to a screen near you.
A reboot of the supernatural drama “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” is in development at Fox 21 TV Studios, the cable/streaming division of 20th Century Fox TV, according to Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter.
The original seven-season run of the cult hit was produced by the same studio, running first on the WB and then on UPN.
What can fans expect? Reports say the new version features a contemporary setting, building on the mythology of the original.
No script has been penned yet, and the show does not yet have a network or streaming home.
Monica Owusu-Breen, who worked with “Buffy” creator Joss Whedon on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” has been tapped as writer, executive producer and showrunner for the new series. Whedon is set to executive produce.
No word on whether Sarah Michelle Gellar will return. “Casting for the central role of Buffy has also not yet been determined,” reports THR.
The original show, which depicted Buffy as a feminist hero, made Gellar a household name and is still hailed as one of the best series of all time. As of Friday evening, her Instagram account remained Buffy-free.
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