Everyone can rest assured however that the writer of the new series, Monica Owusu-Breen, is just as much a fan as you, and has no intention of trying to create an exact replica of the iconic Joss Whedon series.
Responding to online backlash from fans, Owusu-Breen took to Twitter to say that the original show and characters "can't be replaced".
— monicaowusubreen (@monicabreen) July 26, 2018
Owusu-Breen has previously worked on the likes of 'Alias', 'Lost', 'Agents of SHIELD' and most recently 'Midnight, Texas'. Original series creator Joss Whedon is also on board as an executive producer in what's being described as a "contemporary" and "richly diverse" take on the original series.
It's also reportedly set to have a black actress in the lead, taking over the role from Sarah Michelle Gellar. 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' began back in 1992 as a film of the same name with Kristy Swanson in the titular role, before it was adapted into a television series from 1997 where it ran for 144 episodes and spawned a spin-off ('Angel') in the process. In addition to Gellar, it starred Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head, James Marsters, Emma Caulfield Ford, and David Boreanaz.
No television studio or streaming service is attached to the reboot as of yet, however it's likely that a massive bidding war will kick off once casting is announced and a script is completed.