A new Buffy series is in production so, naturally, casting agents are desperately trying to find an actress fit to take over as everyone’s favourite slayer.
Last year 20th Century Fox confirmed that they had hired Monica Owusu-Breen to pen the script for their upcoming Buffy reboot. They also announced that Joss Whedon would act as the show’s executive producer and he will work alongside Owusu-Breen script-writing. However, fans are outright confused to whether the show will be a reboot or continuation of the original saga.
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Owusu-Breen did tell us that the new show would be based on “the current political climate”, and that it would be extremely diverse and inclusive. What exactly does that mean? Your guess is as good as ours. She did, though, express a strong interest in casting a person of colour to be the new Buffy.
This caused fans to passionately express concern over their beloved cult classic as they begged the showrunner not to ruin the show’s cannon with a Buffy reboot. To this, Osuwu-Breen responded with a very vague tweet.
It’s a Buffy reboot
Interestingly enough she opted to use the word replicate instead of replace. Not replicating what Whedon did could simply mean not retelling his story. It doesn’t necessarily mean that she wont use the character’s names in her own version. We know that the new show is called Buffy, so it would be pretty dumb not to include the I.P’s protagonist and namesake. Many shows have seen similar reboots; same name’s different characters, different stories… think Charmed and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Either way, I think I’ve made the job a little easier for Buffy’s casting agents. Here are 6 girls who would be great slayers nonetheless (in no particular order).
Editor’s note: These girls may not be the most likeliest choices and some may consider them underdogs, but they are definitely worthy of the role.
After seeing her as Maya Hart on Disney’s Girl Meets World I definitely noticed the makings of a young Buffy Summers. She is quirky, witty, stubborn and guarded. Maya would often hide her real life struggles and pains – like her father’s abandonment – behind a wall of cheeky jokes. Carpenter absolutely nailed this role. I would love to see her dust some vamps in the Buffy reboot!
Fun fact: Sabrina Carpenter is also a talented singer, so Joss Whedon would not need to auto-tune her voice if they ever did another musical episode.