‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘ just celebrated its 20th anniversary and to celebrate it looks as if Simon & Schuster’s teen division, Simon Pulse, has inked a deal to deliver a spinoff from the show by “New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White.” White has a lot of experience with Young Adult literature having written the, ‘And I Darken’ trilogy as well as the ‘Paranomalcy’ series. The first book is due in the Fall of 2018, and the series is to be titled ‘Slayer.’ In the books, we will pick up from the end of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and follow a Slayer from the group that Willow awakened in the series finale.
When asked about the opportunity to write this series, White stated that:
“I’ll be honest: when I got the offer to write Slayer, I totally screamed. It scared my children. I’m not sorry.”
‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ was a big inspiration for White’s work as she was a huge fan in high school:
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s influence on my own writing can’t be underestimated. When my agent asked if I was interested, I basically said, ‘Every book I’ve ever written was an audition for this.’ It’s still stunning to me that I get to contribute to a world that has been part of my imagination for more than half my life. Dreaming up my own slayer is one of the most surreal experiences of my career so far. I’m so excited to share her with diehard Scoobies and new fans alike!”
It is always fun to see when a creator isn’t just working on a project like this but one that they are both passionate and excited about as well. It sounds like fans of Buffy’s universe are going to have something to look forward to in ‘Slayer.’
Liesa Abrams, vice president and editorial director of Simon Pulse, shared a few more details:
“We have always had a special affection for Buffy at Simon Pulse, as evidenced by our long publishing history with the brand. Kiersten White, whose work we deeply admire, is the perfect author to write an original series set in the Buffyverse. We couldn’t be more excited to have Kiersten on board to bring her skill and passion for Buffy together with one of the most influential properties in popular culture.”
Will you be interested in checking out ‘Slayer’ when it is released? Do you hope that the original cast has more than just cameo appearances or would you want the focus to be purely on the new generation of slayers? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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