There’s going to be a Buffy reboot and fans are already angry about it

A reboot instead of a revival?

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Have you ever given someone a gift and when their reaction upon receiving is not what you expected at all? That’s how TV bosses must feel now, after announcing that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is getting a reboot. But many fans have reacted negatively, as the idea of anybody but the original cast taking on the blood drinkers is just too much to deal with.

As the old saying goes, “some things are best left alone”, and the show, which was formerly fronted by Sarah Michelle Gellar, may be one of those things.

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The key complaint among many of the fans is that they wanted a revival of the original show and not a reboot. The likes of Charmed and Roswell got their reboots, with mixed reactions and Buffy fans don’t want their memories of the original tarnished.

The Joss Whedon created show started in 1997 and finished up in 2003. Whedon will return as an executive producer for the series, and it will be written by Agents Of SHIELD writer Monica Owusu-Breen.

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The Hollywood Reporter has stated that an unnamed black actor is in line for the lead role in the reboot, which will be placed in the modern world.

It’s not yet clear if any of the stars of the original series will be returning.

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Update 7/27/18: It turns out that the upcoming Buffy series will actually be a sequel or spinoff, and not a reboot.