Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The clear successor to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in the universe of spunky, supernatural teen dramas, MTV’s Teen Wolf is appointment TV. There’s plenty of angsty-drama and death on Teen Wolf—especially according to this Top 10—but the serial is also one of the funniest comedies on television. Amid shirtless hunks, star-crossed romance and Ian Bohen’s sassy Peter Hale, the soapy Teen Wolf creates endless memorable moments.
Below, are 10 of the best from the current season.
1. Derek’s Sister Is Alive (“Chaos Rising”)
No, not Laura who died in the pilot, a different sister, Cora (Adelaide Kane). Presumed dead in the fire that killed most of his family six years ago, Derek (Tyler Hoechlin) was shocked to discover Cora was being held prisoner by the Alpha pack. READ MORE
Geek God Joss Whedon is no stranger to death. Whether it’s Marvel’s The Avengers or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, death (and killing off his characters) is always a recurring element of the “Whedonverse.”
Recently, Whedon delivered the commencement speech for Wesleyan University. The message he had for recent grads was, “You’re all going to die.”
Whedon expanded on this point by discussing the contradiction between the desires of one’s body versus their mind:
[Y]ou are at your physical peak. Your bodies have just gotten off the ski slope at the peak of growth and potential! And now comes the black diamond mogul run to the grave.
And the weird thing is… your body wants to die. On a cellular level that’s what it wants. And that’s—probably?—not what you want. I’m confronted by a great deal of grand and worthy ambition from this student body. You want to be politicians, social workers, you want to be artists. Your body’s ambition? Mulch. Your body wants to make some babies and then go in the ground and fertilize things. That’s it!
"I'm very upset about that. First of all, they had the audacity to cancel it on my birthday. So let's have that discussion. I think it's criminal. I remember pretending to be sick when I was younger and staying home and like watching the ABC soap lineup in bed. And I realize it's tough economic times and it wasn't necessarily financially working, but there has to be a way to make it work. And these shows have been on for 40 years. I'm sorry, [but] I don't see either one of these shows they're replacing with it lasting more than a year. I really don't, and I say that with confidence. And I think, I don't think they tried hard enough to save the genre. And, it's just devastating to me.
In what may come as a spike to the heart of Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series fans, it looks as if a possible Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie will have no connection to the Joss Wheon series, which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The new "Buffy" film, however, would have no connection to the TV series, nor would it use popular supporting characters like Angel, Willow, Xander or Spike. Vertigo and Kuzui are looking to restart the story line without trampling on the beloved existing universe created by Whedon, putting the parties in a similar situation faced by Paramount, J.J. Abrams and his crew when relaunching "Star Trek."
One of the underlying ideas of "Buffy" allows Vertigo and Kuzui to do just that: that each generation has its own vampire slayer to protect it. The goal would be to make a darker, event-sized movie that would, of course, have franchise potential.
The parties are meeting with writers and hearing takes, and later will look for a home for the project. The producers do not rule out Whedon's involvement but have not yet reached out to him.Speaking from Tokyo, Fran Kuzui said the company is constantly approached not only about sequels but theater, video games and foreign remakes for "Buffy." When Vertigo's Lee contacted them, they were intrigued.