Casting Buffy The Vampire Slayer Reboot

Who's up for Buffy The Vampire Slayer meets The Umbrella Academy? 


In mid-2018, it was announced by 20th Century Fox that the cultural phenomenon Buffy the Vampire Slayer was getting a modern-day reboot. Many fans clambered to support the creative decision, many more made it clear just how much they hated the idea.

Which is fair. Shows with fandoms as large as Buffy's don't want to see their favourite show changed, but in a world where studios live for a reboot, it really feels that this particular decision was inevitable.

A little while after the initial announcement, it came to light that the new project wouldn't be a reboot of the old series at all, but a totally different show focusing on a new group of characters to be set after the events of the original Buffy - when Willow Rosenberg gave the power of the Slayer to every Potential on the planet.

But it begs the question, though: If the powers that be were to reboot the series, who could possibly fill the shoes of such iconic characters?

It's a tall order, and not the kind of thing that sits right with fans of the O.G cult classic, but the following list will attempt to recast the original main characters for a more modern audience.

From the Scooby Gang to the lovable vampires, let's dig in.


WhatCulture contributor, aspiring author and lover of all things Buffy, zombie, TV and movie. Usually found rambling about how Jack Nicholson is the greatest actor of all time and watching the same six shows on repeat.