The highly anticipated reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which has been teased for years, recently received an update from… Dolly Parton? It’s all true! It turns out, the County Queen quietly helped produce the cult hit TV series.
Parton’s Sandollar Productions co-produced the original Buffy movie, starring Kristy Swanson and Luke Perry, in collaboration with Kuzui Enterprises. Kuzui Enterprises, founded by the movie’s director, Fran Rubel Kuzui, and her husband Kaz Kuzui, teamed up with “Buffy” creator Joss Whedon’s Mutant Enemy Productions and 20th Century Fox Television for the TV series.
Parton mentioned her strong involvement with Buffy, despite infrequent visits to the set while residing in Nashville and the show being filmed in Los Angeles. “A lot of my work was done just conversing back and forth with the business people there,” Parton recently told Business Insider. “And I’d go out for meetings now and then.”
Dolly Parton Reveals a ‘Buffy’ Reboot is Still in the Works
Buzz about a Buffy reboot has been circulating for years, and Dolly Parton shed some light on where the project currently is. “They’re still working on that,” Parton insisted, before adding a pun. “They’re thinking about bringing it back and revamping it.”
Dolly Parton couldn’t personally meet the cast of Buffy. However, she showed her presence by sending thoughtful gifts to the actors. “I didn’t get to meet all of the people, but I wanted them to know that I was there for them, I was proud of them, and they were doing a great job,” Parton recalled.
“That show was pretty much run by other people,” Parton admitted. “I have to give more people credit on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ than me. A lot of people did so much work on that.”
However, Dolly Parton followed the success of Buffy the Vampire Slayer closely. “I was very excited about the show,” the Steel Magnolias star said. “That little show did great.”
While an on-screen reboot has yet to materialize, the “Buffy” universe has expanded into various other mediums. Last year, “Buffy” cast members reunited for an Audible series that takes place after the show’s conclusion in 2003.
Slayers: A Buffyverse Story takes place a decade after the conclusion of the TV series. It revolves around Indira, a new slayer (voiced by Laya DeLeon Hayes), and Spike, Buffy’s former vampire lover (voiced by James Marsters). Additionally, Anthony Head, Charisma Carpenter, Emma Caulfield, Amber Benson, James Charles Leary, and Danny Strong reprise their roles from the original TV series.
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