Rumor: A new Buffy animated series?

TV Overmind is reporting that a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer animated series is in the works, based on the “Season 8” comic books:

What is certain is that because they’re using the comic books as their starting point, all our favorite characters will be returning and this animated series will compliment the original series. Whether any of the original cast will provide voices is uncertain (though I’m doubtful). But Joss Whedon is involved.

This isn’t the first we’ve heard of a Buffy animated series, of course: Fox was developing one in 2002, but it never went furthur than a 4-minute “pilot.” Will this new attempt will ever get beyond the rumor stage? We’ll just have to wait and see.

One Reply to “Rumor: A new Buffy animated series?”

  1. interesting – esp. considering that the Kazuis, who own the movie rights, are giving signs of making a Buffy movie without Joss’ involvement.

    While we have about two dozen comic issues out already, turning them into animated episodes might condense them down a bit for 22 minute episodes. and while Buffy fans who read the comics already know the plot, will the larger group of buffy fans who aren’t following the comics be receptive to some of the storyline developments? [keeping spoilers to myself]

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