Originally starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as the lead star, Anthony Head as Giles and Alyson Hannigan as Willow, the new actors have yet to be announced. However, Variety report that a black actress is attached to the role of Buffy.
Whedon will executive produce the series, which will be written by Agents Of SHIELD‘s Monica Owusu-Breen.
The instant reaction to the news on Twitter has not been too positive…
I loved Buffy. But you know what else I love? When Hollywood looks at new stories by people of color instead of rebooting old ones and changing the casting.
I loved Buffy as a teen. But I don't want more Buffy. I want new young women's stories from new young women creators who still aren't getting their shot because everyone thinks Joss Whedon has a monopoly on snarky teen angst.