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Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot in the works, but with a twist

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Joss Whedon is set to produce the series from the creator of Midnight, Texas

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Once upon a time, Buffy came back from the dead. Now, with news breaking out of San Diego Comic-Con, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is set to come back again — but not as people remember.

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting a planned Buffy reboot will better understand modernity, and “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 report also indicates that producers intend for a black actress to play the new Buffy.

Discussions for a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer began last fall, according to The Hollywood Reporter, but no network is currently attached to the project. The project couldn’t move forward until it secured a writer and showrunner. Midnight, Texas creator Monica Owusu-Breen, who also worked as a writer on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, which Joss Whedon also executive produces, will take that role. Whedon is expected to executive produce the new series.

Fox CEO and chairman, Gary Newman, told reporters back in March that Buffy was “ripe” for a remake, adding that it was ultimately up to Whedon, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

There’s no further information at this time, including who may play Buffy.