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BTVS writer/exec producer Marti Noxon initially skeptical of Buffy reboot, but now she's 'pumped'

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Aug 23, 2018

Stars and creatives from the original Joss Whedon Buffy the Vampire Slayer series have begun weighing in on the recently announced reboot. And at least one of them is looking forward to it... well, now she is.

When the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot was announced this past July, skepticism was one of the many feelings that fans of the original series felt. And that includes people who worked on the original series -- like Marti Noxon, who was a writer on the series and served as executive producer during Seasons 6 and 7.

In an interview with The Wrap, Noxon detailed how her feelings about the reboot have changed since she first heard about it: "I’ll be honest, initially I was like, 'Nooo! Don’t touch the sacred text!' But the more I learned about it, the more excited I got."

Noxon went on to express her excitement for writer Monica Owusu-Breen's new take on the show being developed by 20th Century Fox Television. In the wake of the fervor over the announcement, Breen clarified that the new series won't be an attempt to simply reboot the original, but will explore "a new Slayer."

“I’m excited that there is a female showrunner and that she’s a woman of color writing about a woman of color,” said Noxon. “So I’m actually really pumped for it.”

Noxon began writing on Buffy the Vampire Slayer in Season 2, then moved up to co-producer for the series in Season 3. By Season 4, Joss Whedon gave Noxon the role of supervising producer on the show. Noxon then executive-produced the controversial Season 6 of the show, which she recently revisited.

In the current landscape of TV reboots and remakes, it's easy to see why skepticism is rampant. But if Noxon is ready to jump on board with a new Slayer, we'll give it a shot, too. What about you?

(via The Wrap)