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).”