In 2018, it was announced that a "Buffy" reboot was in development from creator Joss Whedon that would purportedly focus on a Black version of the titular vampire slayer. While there’s been no news about the project in the last few years, Sarah Michelle Gellar has revealed her casting choice for the new slayer.
When speaking to Evan Ross Katz for his book "Into Every Generation a Slayer Is Born: How Buffy Staked Our Hearts," Sarah Michelle Gellar briefly touched on the reboot. When asked about who would be a good fit for the role, she said, "I vote Zendaya."
The 25-year-old actress has already proven that she can handle coming-of-age storylines and could deliver something really special in a modern version of “Buffy.” However, considering all the allegations surrounding Joss Whedon's name, it's not clear whether the reboot will ever see the light of day.