Joss Whedon and 20th Century Fox are developing a TV reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
THR reports Monica Owusu-Breen has been hired to write the script for the remake, with Whedon executive producing and working with Owusu-Breen on the screenplay. The pair worked together on Agents of SHIELD.
A black actress will play the lead role of Buffy, though there's no word yet on official casting. This new take will reportedly build on the mythology of the original while being contemporary.
Gail Berman, Joe Earley, and Fran and Kaz Kazui (the producers behind the original series) will executive produce alongside Whedon. A network is not attached yet, and there's also no word yet on who'll be directing the reboot.
Earlier this year, reports suggested Fox had been "frequently" discussing rebooting the series, but it was reportedly down to Whedon to make the final decision.
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