Possibly one of the most beloved TV shows and franchises of all time, Buffy the Vampire Slayer went off the air way back in 2003. It has perhaps been long enough then, for a full reboot.
Confirmed by the Hollywood Reporter as a project that will be "richly diverse", Joss Whedon is still staying on as Executive Producer to oversee the biggest changes and ease in a smattering of new roles.
At time of writing, Buffy herself is un-cast, but will be played by a black actress. Agents of SHIELD writer Monica Breen will serve as showrunner, and all-round, it's a mighty breath of fresh air for a series forever spoken about through nostalgia (unless you kept up with some pretty awesome comics, anyway).
While the casting mandate reflects current world attitudes to showcase diversity and minorities, Deadline notes that “like the original, some aspects of the series could be seen as metaphors for issues facing us all today.”
The 15 year wait means there's a whole new host of teenagers who missed out on the original, and providing the casting, budget and script is all on point, this should be how Joss Whedon makes lightning strike twice.