Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO Gary Newman spoke to Television Critics Association about the move to reboot classic series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and where the project currently stands.

Newman assured the press that “It’s not on an incredibly fast track, but we’re hopeful.”

It was announced last month that creator of Midnight, Texas, Monica Owusu-Breen had been tapped to write the reboot, as well as acting as executive producer and showrunner, alongside the original series’ creator and showrunner Joss Whedon – who will act as EP on the reboot with original Buffy EPs Gail Berman, Fran Kazui, Kaz Kazui and Joe Earley.

Newman continued by saying, “There’s actually no script to see. We’ve sat down with creators and had conversations with them about it. It’s a very exciting prospect. It’s fairly early. We haven’t pitched it to any possible licensees yet, all of that is still to come. We’re thrilled that Joss has engaged Monica who he worked with on one of his other series. She’s the person who is day to day on it. She has a great take on the show.”

More news on the Buffy reboot when we have it.

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