WHEDON ON BUFFY SPIN-OFF
The Hollywood Reporter talked with Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon about a possible spin-off and more. Here's some interesting clips from the interview.
THR: There's been a great deal of talk about a spinoff series. Is that something you're planning to do in the future?
Whedon: What happened was, I came up with a premise, and then Eliza Dushku (Faith) landed in our laps. We talked about the possibility of a spinoff, but that fell through. Although it was a good premise, it would've required a great deal of energy on the part of a lot of people, most of whom were like, 'I feel the need to do something new.' When it didn't happen, we realized that we were clutching our stomachs with relief. Even those of us who might be involved in another spinoff -- and I think there's great potential in a lot of different directions for spinoffs -- we need a breather.
THR: What happened to the plans for the animated series?
Whedon: We just couldn't find a home for (it). We had a great animation director, great visuals, six or seven hilarious scripts from our own staff -- and nobody wanted it. I was completely baffled. I felt like I was sitting there with bags of money and nobody would take them from me. It was a question of people either not wanting it or not being able to put up the money because it was not a cheap show. One thing I was very hard-line about was, I didn't want people to see it if it looked like crap. I wanted it to be on a level with 'Animaniacs' or 'Batman: The Animated Series.' And that's a little pricier. But I just don't think it's worth doing unless it's beautiful to look at as well as fun.
THR: Do you think you'll take a year off and then jump back into the franchise?
Whedon: I don't know. Everything is completely misty right now, which is very nice for me. I'll obviously be working on 'Angel,' but I have such a good team there that it won't rule my life the way 'Buffy' has for seven years. Beyond that, there's movie potential, there's spinoff potential, there's all sorts of potential.
Courtesy of Coming Soon