A reboot of the beloved and groundbreaking TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer is in the works, with original series creator Joss Whedon executive producing, BuzzFeed News has confirmed.
The original series ran from 1997 through 2003 on (now defunct networks) the WB and UPN. It starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as the titular heroine who battled vampires and demons by night and the horrors of high school (and later college and adulthood) by day.
Veteran TV writer-producer Monica Owusu-Breen has been set as the showrunner for the reboot and will write the pilot script. Owusu-Breen co-created NBC's Midnight, Texas, and has also written on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Fringe, Lost, Alias, and Charmed.
The show's setting will be contemporary, richly diverse, and build on the mythology of the original show, BuzzFeed News has learned.