Joss Whedon and acclaimed Angel & Faith: Season 9/Buffy: Seasons 10-11 writer Christos Gage are co-writing it. The Bufffyverse as we know it is probably ending for good due to the franchise’s acquisition by Disney. Unless they plan to make in-universe spin-offs. *shrugs* This whole “four issues to wrap this mother up” thing is exactly what happened to Dark Horse’s Star Wars comics when Disney acquired that franchise.
Here’s the blurb:
Following the world-altering finale of Season 11, Buffy and the Scoobies have had a laid-back year in the saving-the-world department. But as they’ve learned over their years of fighting the forces of darkness and thwarting many an apocalypse, nothing stays quiet for long. When Dawn and Xander’s housewarming party is crashed by some familiar faces with news of an amassing force that must be reckoned with—Wolfram & Hart, a legion of demons, and Harth, a vampire from the future—Buffy finds herself in a time warp that could alter the fate of the world and could spell the end for Buffy, her friends, and the Slayers, forever.
This action-packed miniseries reunites the Buffyverse with the return of Angel, Faith, Illyria, and Fray, the Slayer from the future!
Dark Horse officially announced on Twitter that this is indeed the final season.
So, what do you all think this means? Is Disney planning their own expanded universe? Are they planning a reboot film or TV series? Are they planning to go all Star Trek: The Next Generation/Deep Space Nine on its ass by making in-continuity spin-offs?
Let’s speculate about Disney’s plans for the franchise while pouring one out for the Buffyverse and eulogizing it with our favorite memories.