Buffy the Vampire Slayer is back, with many of the original group reuniting to fight vampires, demons, and the occasional gigantic praying manti.
It’s been two decades since Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Buffy and her friends vanished from our screens, and now we can finally catch up.
This will be like meeting an old buddy for wine, but better.
Spike, played by James Marsters, will take the lead in the new series, and he’ll be supported by a slew of old characters that longtime fans will be glad to see again.
Cordelia Chase (Charisma Carpenter), Rupert Giles (Anthony Head), Anya Jenkins (Emma Caulfield Ford), and Tara Maclay (Amber Benson, who also co-wrote the spin-off) will appear with Spike.
Drusilla (Juliet Landau), Jonathan Levinson (Danny Strong), and Clem (James Charles Leary) have all returned to wreak mayhem.
Slayers: A Buffyverse Story, the spin-off, will also be distinct from the original in that it will be audio-only and will take place 10 years after the TV ending.
‘Since then, Spike has gone deep undercover in Los Angeles, convincing the forces of darkness that he’s back to his evil ways,’ the description teases.
Of course, nothing is ever simple, and things may go wrong quickly.
‘When his cover is compromised by 16-year-old Indira Nunnally (Laya DeLeon Hayes), Spike finds himself on baby-slayer-sitting duty once more.
‘While he attempts to track down a watcher for his eager new protégé, their paths collide with the veteran Slayer of a parallel reality where Buffy Summers never existed…a reality where Cordelia Chase is the one-and-only Slayer.
‘She needs Spike’s help with a classic big bad terrorizing her world…his old flame, Drusilla.’
James, 61, is delighted to be back on board and working on the new project with his previous colleagues.
‘I’m ecstatic to be back with my dear friends for this next chapter in the Buffyverse, as we take listeners on a familiar but unexpected journey chock full of horror, passion and mischief,’ he shared.
‘I’m excited for old and new fans to experience this beloved world of vampire slaying like never before, brought to life through immersive audio storytelling.’
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is available to stream on Amazon Prime TV. Slayers: A Buffyverse Story is set to premiere October 12