‘In Every Generation’ — A New Chapter in the Buffyverse Begins

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Although there’s been a reboot or continuation of Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the works for the past several years, there doesn’t seem to be much in the way of movement. However, that’s not the case when it comes to the world of fiction, Disney Hyperion announcing a new YA trilogy to be written by Kendare Blake, In Every Generation.

“Frankie Rosenberg is passionate about the environment, a sophomore at New Sunnydale High School and the daughter of the most powerful witch in Sunnydale history,” offers the official synopsis. “Her mom, Willow, is slowly teaching her magic on the condition that she use it to better the world. But Frankie’s happily quiet life is upended when new girl Hailey shows up with news that the annual Slayer convention has been the target of an attack, and all the Slayers — including Buffy, Faith and Hailey’s older sister, Vi — might be dead. That means it’s time for this generation’s Slayer to be born. But being the first Slayer-Witch means learning how to wield a stake while trying to control her budding powers. With the help of Hailey, a werewolf named Jake and a hot but nerdy sage demon, Frankie must become the Slayer, prevent the Hellmouth from opening again and find out what happened to her Aunt Buffy, before she’s next. Get ready for a whole new story within the world of Buffy!” A world we’re willing to bet (not much as we’re kind of poor) will eventually make the leap to a streaming service near you … maybe Disney+?

(Disney Hyperion Publishing)

Speaking to Polygon, Blake says, “I have been a Buffy fan since the womb, or at least that’s what it feels like. Being a fan of Buffy was the whole reason for taking on In Every Generation. I had no choice. you don’t say no to Buffy. If you want to visualize the writing of this book, just imagine the iconic scene from Singin’ in the Rain. Except instead of Gene Kelly, it’s me, and instead of the wet street with the lamp post, it’s Sunnydale Cemetery full of vampires.”

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