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The Buffy the Vampire Slayer revamp (giggle) is back on, says producer Dolly Parton

January 29th, 2024 by Marc Comments

While we reported in August 2022 that the planned Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot/reimagining/sequel was dead in the water (here), it seems that there still might be some life left in the old girl yet.

The original series, which was based on a pretty terrible movie, ended in 2003 starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as the titular heroine who saved the world more times than we can count from demons, monsters, cyborgs, ghosts and yes, even vampires and it even had its own spinoff series, Angel, which was arguably as popular as Buffy.

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However, it has had many comic books, novels and games over the years that continued and added to the universe but a lot of us fans have hoped over the years that we’d see the Slayer back in action and it looks like we still might.

For a while it seemed that TV producer Monica Owusu-Breen and Buffy creator Joss Whedon were teaming up to work out how to make a follow-up (yes, it was a sequel of sorts, so no reboots, thankfully) but then Whedon became, well, less than popular, shall we say, and the series seeled doomed to lie in production hell forever.

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Until now.

Now, I didn’t know this, but Sandollar Television, one of the companies that produced the original series, is owned by none other than the great Dolly Parton and, in a new interview, Parton has confirmed that “They’re still working on that. They’re thinking about bringing it back and revamping it.”

I’m guessing that ‘revamping’ is a joke?

Anyways, Parton revealed that she was very involved in the original series, saying: “I have to give more people credit on Buffy the Vampire Slayer than me. A lot of people did so much work on that.” 

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She’s goes on: “A lot of my work was done just conversing back and forth with the business people there, and I’d go out for meetings now and then. I didn’t get to meet all of the people, but I wanted them to know that I was there for them, I was proud of them, and they were doing a great job. I was very excited about the show. That little show did great.”

While star Sarah Michelle Gellar has made it clear that she’s not interested in returning, saying:  “I am very proud of the show that we created and it doesn’t need to be done. We wrapped that up,” there’s a much bigger Buffyverse (as it was named even back then) left to be explored and the original series had a fun ending, wherein it was established that there was no longer one chosen Slayer but hundreds of the across the world, so picking up there might be a lot of fun.

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Source: Business Insider

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….