New Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV Show With African America Lead Actress Is A Sequel Not A Reboot

New Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV Show With African America Lead Actress Is A Sequel Not A Reboot.

Verge reports:

      …after a wave of negative response to the suggestion that the show might be looping back to the Buffy character’s starting point — and retelling the same stories with different actors — Owusu-Breen put out a statement via her Twitter suggesting the show is actually a sequel centered on a new character entirely…

      …This statement may read as a little vague, but it does seem to make it clear that Owusu-Breen isn’t interested in recasting the original roles, or retelling the stories from Whedon’s series. Instead, it heavily implies that the new Buffy will be a sequel series.

      In the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer, protagonist Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is the Slayer, a young woman granted supernatural strength and skill so she can fight the evils of the world. Most of the series emphasizes that there can be only one Slayer at a time, and that a new Slayer is empowered only when the old one dies. Complications from that formula do eventually mean a second Slayer is running around in addition to Buffy. But in the last episode of season 7, the series finale, Buffy and her friends activate the Slayer magic and distribute it to dozens of potential Slayers, creating an army of empowered women…

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