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‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ Enlists Ghanaian Producer For Reboot

Published: Saturday 21st Jul 2018 by David

Fox 21 studios has called on the Ghanaian creative Monica Owusu-Breen to join Joss Whedon as he revives his Pop culture-shaping show ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’

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Producers revealed…

It will be contemporary, building on the mythology of the original. Like our world, it will be richly diverse, and like the original, some aspects of the series could be seen as metaphors for issues facing us all today.

The masterminds behind the reboot are searching high and low for a black actress to lead the series as they search for the right network to partner with for its release.

Though we’re elated to learn of Whedon’s plans to make the new Buffy a sister, it is important to remember that diverse casting can sometimes just be glorified tokenism.

Put simply, if this is going with work with a black lead, the reboot’s writing will have to speak directly to the unique experiences a black slayer would face and make an unashamed effort to court black views with ideas, concepts and motifs it can relate to.

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  1. MUSICHEAD July 21, 2018

    I’m so sick of these reboots. Buffy is a classic. Bring back the original cast and build around them.

    • S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. July 21, 2018

      @Musichead – I agree. It’s ridiculous. There’s absolutely NO creativity anymore. I partially blame reality television. People find it so easy to make a sure out of creating controversy and drama that they don’t even bother to think creatively anymore.
      #Sad

    • Dionysus July 22, 2018

      EXACTLY!!!! This show was a CLASSIC…90s BEST!!!! Sarah Michelle Gellar already said that she was down for making a reboot during the 20th anniversary last year in Entertainment Weekly!!! It’s sounds like they’re trying to keep up with the Charmed Reboot

  2. iamdiego July 21, 2018

    Sarah Michelle is the only Buffy. Original cast or nothing.

    • Dionysus July 22, 2018

      TRUTH!!!! BRING BACK THE SCOOBY GANG——-BUFFY, WILLOW, XANDER, GILES, ANYA, DAWN

      • Jaychin0 July 22, 2018

        Sorry 2 burst ya bubble boo….but Anya died on the last episode 😂😂😂

  3. blue July 21, 2018

    f*** off with the black view and experience. all that does is narrow the viewership to a very unreliable demographic and that poor actress has a failed career on her hands. look at black lighting hardly pulling it’s weight against the other cw shows

    • Bey Sting July 21, 2018

      Unreliable? Power, Empire (as much I hate it), Scandal and HTGAWM says hi.

      • blue July 21, 2018

        yeah 4 shows out of tens that have failed.lol…thats my point. also scandal and htgawm don’t rely on their main actresses race and the roles could have just as easily been done by a white actress with hardly a change to the world the characters live in.

      • Love July 21, 2018

        Please name the shows that failed.

  4. Teflon Boy July 21, 2018

    Personally, I loved Buffy and welcome a reboot but she really doesn’t need to be race-bended to fit these new woke times. Buffy can be still be white, blonde and hot.., it’s her circle that needs diversity. An African-American take on the mythology can work, but why not just create a new character to carry the mantle of ‘slayer’.

    • MUSICHEAD July 21, 2018

      Exactly!

    • blue July 21, 2018

      I’m sure they aren’t gonna race bend Buffy…and the new show will focus on a new Slayer who just happen to be black

  5. Martaevia La’wayne July 21, 2018

    I think the original cast will help get the ratings they hope for. 🤷🏾‍♂️

  6. MUSICHEAD July 21, 2018

    If there’s going to be a new slayer, Buffy or Dawn should be her watcher

  7. TheTruth July 21, 2018

    I am very upset about this.
    It should have been a revival with the original cast and new stories where the show left off.
    Who cares about a reboot ? Can’t it a a show about vampires in its own lane ?
    We’re talking about a Pop worldwide phenomenon. It’s untouchable.

    • TheTruth July 21, 2018

      I meant can’t it be a new* show about vampires and all that with a whole new storyline.
      Yuck it could even have been a spin off of the original show following a group of new slayers. It would have left the door open to potential guest appearances of the original cast.

      • TheTruth July 21, 2018

        I meant it could have been a whole new show with a brand new scenario. It doesn’t need to be and shouldn’t be Buffy.
        They could have even thought of a spin off show about the new slayers. It would have left the door open for potential guest appearances from the original cast.

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