The original cast members of the series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” are returning for an Audible original story, “Slayers: A Buffyverse Story,” set in the same world as the original show. The new story will focus on Spike (James Marsters) as the protagonist and premieres Oct. 12.
In addition to Marsters, returning cast members include Charisma Carpenter, Anthony Head, Juliet Landau, Emma Caulfield Ford, Amber Benson, James Charles Leary and Danny Strong.
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The scripted original picks up 10 years after the events of the 2003 finale. Per the official description, “Since then, Spike (Marsters) has gone deep undercover in Los Angeles, convincing the forces of darkness that he’s back to his evil ways. When his cover is compromised by sixteen-year-old Indira Nunnally (Laya DeLeon Hayes), Spike finds himself on baby-slayer-sitting duty once more. While he attempts to track down a watcher for his eager new protégé, their paths collide with the veteran Slayer of a parallel reality where Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) never existed… a reality where Cordelia Chase (Carpenter) is the one-and-only Slayer. She needs Spike’s help with a classic big bad terrorizing her world… his old flame, Drusilla (Landau).”
In a statement, Masters said he’s excited to be back in the “Buffy” universe, “as we take listeners on a familiar but unexpected journey chock full of horror, passion and mischief,” hoping for both old and new fans.
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” originally aired from 1997 to 2003. The show was adapted from the movie of the same name starring Kristy Swanson.
“Slayers” is written by Benson and Christopher Golden; it was directed by Benson, Golden and Kc Wayland. The cast will reunite for a panel on Friday, October 13 at 1:30pm, at New York Comic Con.
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