Face it: we live in the age of reboots. Every other week, one of your favorite childhood TV shows announces its return to the small screen. This week, it's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," only there's one major change.
20th Century Fox confirmed that a "Buffy" reboot is in the works with original creator Joss Whedon and "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s" Monica Owusu-Breen.
Whedon will return as executive producer, while producer and writer Owusu-Breen will develop the script.
Rather than a continuation of the original TV series, it's starting from scratch and will feature a Black actress as Buffy.
Although, at this point, the role has yet to be cast.
While "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is one of the most beloved shows perhaps of all time, the news was met with a wave of mixed feelings.
In the original series, there were very few characters of color. So, on one hand, people are pleased to hear that the new take will feature a black Buffy.
On the other, why can't the desire for more inclusivity in pop culture be met with a brand new show? Why is a reboot of a completed franchise the solution?
Back in March of 2017, show creator Joss Whedon talked about the potential reboot.
"You bring something back, and even if it's exactly as good as it was, the experience can't be. You've already experienced it, and part of what was great was going through it for the first time. You have to meet expectations and adjust it for the climate, which is not easy," he said.
Let's hope Whedon takes his own advice.
A rebooted "Buffy" could expand on — and improve — the world of the original TV series. I guess we'll see what the future holds for the hellmouth.