A black Buffy the Vampire Slayer could be coming soon

A black Buffy the Vampire Slayer could be coming soon
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The feminist hit show Buffy the Vampire Slayer could soon be back on our screens with a black lead actress.

The cult favourite, which originally starred Sarah Michelle Gellar in the titular role, will reportedly be rebooted by 20th Century Fox and writer Monica Breen, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Breen will be working on the show's script and serve as showrunner, having previously worked with Buffy creator Joss Whedon on the Marvel Cinematic Universe television show Agents of Shield.

It has been 15 years since the show aired its series finale, and while the reboot's director is yet to be announced, its lead actress will reportedly be a black actress.

Buffy is largely regarded as one of television's greatest shows and was particularly praised for its feminist hero and societal themes.

But Whedon, who will executive produce the new show, has been accused of not practising the feminism his works preach, with claims from his wife of the writer cheating on her.

His most recent directorial efforts include Justice League and Marvel's The Avengers.

The rebooted Buffy will reportedly be shopped around numerous cable and streaming services after previously airing on The WB Network, which has since become The CW.

No release or filming dates have been announced.