Calling all Buffy Summers fans: Our favorite vampire slayer is set to be reborn.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, in association with 20th Century Consumer Products, has officially acquired a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer middle-grade series written by cartoonist Carolyn Nowak, EW has learned exclusively. The first book, New School Nightmare, will be released in September 2018.
Nowak’s series will maintain the original WB series’ themes of empowerment and independence. The fun, innovatively assembled books will be told through comics, journal entries, class notes, doodles, text messages, and other in-world artifacts as Buffy is revived for new young audiences and older, longtime fans of the character.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a supernatural drama series that ran for seven seasons on the WB and UPN. Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar in the title role and created by Joss Whedon, it centered on teenager Buffy Summers, a young woman chosen by fate to battle against vampires, demons, and other forces of evil. The show ended in 2003 but remains a cult classic, a favorite of both academics for its themes and aesthetic, and fans for its addictive characterizations and storylines.
EW can also exclusively reveal the cover for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: New School Nightmare, as well as a delightful eight-panel excerpt. Read on to see what’s in store for Buffy in the newest series of her adventures.