When news first hit, the internet hellmouth took a big bad dump on the recently-announced “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer” reboot – but that tune quickly changed when writer Monica Owusu-Breen revealed that the new series won’t be skipping over the events of the original Joss Whedon classic, if anything, it’ll be a sequel.
David Boreanaz, who played Angel on the WB/UPN series (and later reprised the role for his own spin-off series, “Angel”), told attendees at New York Comic Con today that he’s all for a reboot.
“It’s a good thing. Let’s just embrace [it],” the “SEAL Team” actor said. “I’m very happy for them. They want to embrace a new generation, something new.”
“Everybody wants old, they want to go back,” he continued. “Which I can understand: you want to see us back in these roles. It’s great, it’s cool [but] things move on, stories evolve, times change. I think it’s a great opportunity for a reboot like this to show where we are with society now, what you can do with technology. How you can explore those relationships with the same kinds of metaphors. I’m all for it. I think it’s fantastic. Good for them. I hope that it becomes huge and successful, and does what it does.”
Clearly, Boreanaz hasn’t read Owusu-Breen’s tweets or he’d know that she and executive producer Joss Whedon have no plans to recast the role of Angel in the show – but if they were, the actor wouldn’t be too fussed.
“If someone can step in my shoes and play my character, fuck, go ahead! I think that’s great, because I ain’t putting on that makeup anymore!”
Owusu-Breen had previously said that there won’t be any recasting of roles going on – the show will simply feature a new slayer and other new characters (which potentially leaves the door open for appearances from the old crew). It’s believed a black actress will be playing the stake-yielding bad-ass this time.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, who played the part of Buffy Sommers over seven seasons, is just as positive about the new show.
“At the end of the day, it’s all about great storytelling,” Gellar, 41, tells PEOPLE. “If a story lives on, then I think it should be told in any incarnation it can be told in.”
The new “Buffy” is currently being shopped to networks.