Bye, Bye Buffy

CNN reports what most Buffy fans have assumed for months. After seven seasons on the TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar is handing in her stake. It is not certain if the franchise will go on in a Buffy “spin-off” or simply end in one final apocalyptic battle. The last show of the series airs in May.

There may be a spin-off to Buffy, but odds are it will not star Eliza Dushku. According to TV Guide, Dushku, who played Faith the “bad” slayer on Buffy, “has instead signed on to headline the Fox pilot, Heroine.”

Also from TV Guide, Joss Weadon, the series creator and producer, said “a Dushku-led series is ‘one of many’ possibilities he’s considering. Among the others: a show revolving around Buffy’s kid sister Dawn (Michelle Trachtenberg) or sidekick Willow (Alyson Hannigan).”

If you need a webcomic tie-in, well there is the Buffy parody, Muffin the Vampire Baker at Sluggy Freelance.

Jamie Robertson

4 Comments

  1. [weeping]

    At least it won’t go all x-files-y on us. I would rather that it wind up while it’s still great, rather than have it turn to excrement.

    Just the same, I hope Joss has some good ideas for a follow-up.

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