Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Amber Benson has thrown her weight behind the planned reboot, saying she would like to see the story told in a “diverse world”.
It was reported in 2018 that the series’ creator Joss Whedon was working on a planned reboot that would star a Black actress as Buffy. Producer and screenwriter Monica Owusu-Breen was named as showrunner on the planned reboot, and fans have been anxiously waiting further details ever since.
Benson, who played lesbian character Tara Maclay during the show’s original run, told Digital Spy that she is in favour of the reboot. “I was so excited because Joss [Whedon] was involved, a woman of colour was going to be running the show, and Buffy was going to be a woman of colour,” she said. “I thought that was really important.