Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot in the Works, With Black Lead Actress

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It was only a matter of time. 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is getting the reboot treatment, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

A new iteration of the 1997-2003 series has entered development, with a black actress poised to take on the role of the one girl in all the world who is tasked with keeping the streets safe from vampires. 

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The good news is that original series creator, Joss Whedon is on board as an executive producer, so there will be some influence from him. 

Whenever there have been any rumors of a new series or movie in the franchise, fans have been vocal that if Whedon was not part of the creative process, they did not want it. 

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Monica Owusu-Breen (Midnight, Texas) serves as writer and showrunner of the potential series which will be "contemporary and build on the mythology of the original."

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While there's a lot of buzz about the project, there is no network currently attached, but a bidding war is expected to kick off when the show is taken to cable and streaming networks. 

The original series starred Sarah Michelle Gellar and is still widely talked about, fifteen years after it concluded.

It focused on a young woman who was trying to navigate her life, all while trying to keep the streets of Sunnydale safe from the forces of evil. 

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That proved difficult because, well, Sunnydale was built atop the Hellmouth, and that's where all the villains were coming from. 

In a reboot-obsessed world, Buffy is just the latest of many shows that are making a comeback to the small screen.

Related: Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 1 Episode 1 Rewatch: Welcome to the Hellmouth 

The CW received a lot of backlash for pressing on with a Charmed reboot with an all-new cast and creative team. 

However, with Whedon being attached to the Buffy reboot, there's a chance that it could have links to the original series and that would probably appease some fans. 

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It is always risky to reboot a series because it runs the risk of tarnishing the legacy of the original series, but time will tell whether bringing Buffy back will be a worthwhile experience. 

Alas, we should have more information later this year about which network the show will air on, and more importantly, casting details. 

Who will fill these iconic roles?

Okay, Buffy Fanatics!

What are your thoughts on this news? 

Hit the comments below. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Quotes

Spike: The last time I looked in on you two, you were fighting to the death. Now you're back making googly-eyes at each other like nothing happened. Makes me want to heave.
Buffy: I don't know what you're talking about.
Spike: Oh, yeah. You're just friends.
Angel: That's right.
Spike: You're not friends. You'll never be friends. You'll be in love till it kills you both. You'll fight and you'll shag and you'll hate each other till it makes you quiver, but you'll never be friends. Love isn't brains, children. It's blood. Blood screaming inside you to work its will. I may be love's b****, but at least I'm man enough to admit it.

Buffy: So that's it, huh? I remember the drill: one slayer dies, the next one's called. I wonder who she is. Will you train her or will they send someone else?
Giles: Buffy, I...
Buffy: Does it say how he's gonna kill me? Do you think it'll hurt?
[Angel walks to her and she moves]
Buffy: Don't touch me! Were you even gonna tell me?
Giles: I was hoping I wouldn't have to, that there was some way around it.
Buffy: I've got a way around it: I quit.
Giles: It's not that simple.
Buffy: I'm making it that simple! I quit! I resign! I'm fired! You can find someone else to stop The Master from taking over.
Giles: I'm not sure that anyone else can. All the signs indicate...
Buffy: Signs?
[She throws books at him]
Buffy: Read me the signs! Tell me my fortune! You're so useful, sitting here with all of your books! You're really a lot of help!
Giles: No, I don't suppose I am.
Angel: I know this is hard.
Buffy: What do you know about this? You're never gonna die.
Angel: You think I want anything to happen to you? Do you think I could stand it? We just gotta figure out a way...
Buffy: I already did. I quit, remember? Pay attention.
Giles: Buffy, if The Master rises...
Buffy: I don't care! I don't care. Giles, I'm 16 years old. I don't wanna die.