Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Joss Whedon has announced who the writers will be for season 8 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which will be carried out in comic book format, as I previously blogged. Along with comic book heavyweights Brian K. Vaughan, Brad Meltzer, and Jeph Loeb (who was supposed to helm the Buffy animated series that never got off the ground, and is now co-executive producer of Heroes), Joss will be bringing back our fave Buffy writers: Jane Espenson (among her episodes, "Conversations with Dead People," "After Life," "Pangs," "A New Man"...we'll overlook "Superstar" and "Doublemeat Palace"... and has since worked on Gilmore Girls, Tru Calling, and is now writing for Battlestar Galactica); Drew Goddard (among his eps, "Lies My Parents Told Me," "Never Leave Me," and went on to write for Angel, Alias, and now writes for Lost); Drew Z. Greenberg (among his eps, "Smashed," "Older and Far Away," "Empty Places," and he edited almost all of season 7 of Buffy, and then went on to Smallville, The O.C., and most recently, is the writer and producer of the phenomenal Dexter); and Stephen K. DeKnight (a.k.a. "the guy who killed Tara," but more importantly penned eps of Angel like "Awakening," "Soulless," and "Shells," and now writes for Smallville). OK, so the big one missing is David Fury (come on, David... come back!) but I can live with this. As long as it's got Jane, I'm happy. You can read the full article here.

1 comment:

Crissy Calhoun said...

but sadly Jane E. won't be able to write her favourite least in the present tense. (best to be vague in case of Buffy newbies.)

i can't wait. and then i can't wait for Bite Me: Buffy Resurrected (full credit to Erin for the title).