A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot Starring an African-American Buffy Is on Its Way

Sarah Michelle Gellar.

According to the mythology initially established in the 1992 Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie, technically speaking, all vampire slayers are by definition a reboot of the first slayer. So it stands to reason it was only a matter of time until the mantle was passed on. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Joss Whedon is currently developing a Buffy reboot pilot written by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. writer Monica Owusu-Breen. In the new iteration of the enduring “teen-girl-turned-monster-stabber” role, the character played by Sarah Michelle Gellar in the initial Buffy iteration that ran from 1997 to 2003 will be portrayed by a black actress. As of yet, there is no network attached to the project, which is being produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

African-American Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot on the Way