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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Audible Sequel Led by Spike Set to Be Released Next Month


  • Exciting news for Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans as a new audiobook titled “Slayers: A Buffyverse Story” will feature fan-favorite vampire Spike, with James Marsters returning to the role.
  • The story takes place twenty years after the series finale and follows Spike as he goes undercover and meets a new Slayer named Indria Nunnally.
  • The audiobook also brings back other original characters and cast members, including Rupert Giles (Anthony Heard), Drusilla (Juliet Landau), Anya (Emma Caulfield), and more.

Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer have received some exciting news about a new audiobook available exclusively on Audible. Titled Slayers: A Buffyverse Story, it’s all about fan-favorite vampire Spike, a character who was supposed to be killed off midway through Season 2 before becoming a mainstay in the universe, with James Marsters all set to reprise the role. If that wasn’t enough, several actors from the show will be reprising there roles as well for a story, which picks up twenty years after the series finale. See what Marsters had to say about his return below:

“I’m ecstatic to be back with my dear friends for this next chapter in the Buffyverse, as we take listeners on a familiar but unexpected journey chock full of horror, passion and mischief. I’m excited for old and new fans to experience this beloved world of vampire slaying like never before, brought to life through immersive audio storytelling.”

And here’s the plot, according to Entertainment Weekly:

“Spike has gone undercover by pretending to be evil again. However, the situation gets complicated when a meets a new Slayer, the 16-year-old Indria Nunnally (Laya DeLeon Hayes). Spike then goes on a mission to find a Watcher for Indria and along the way meets another Slayer from an alternate reality where Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) never existed and Cordelia Chase (Charisma Carpenter) was called instead.”

Cordelia was a character who was introduced in the very first episode of Buffy before becoming a regular on the spin-off Angel. She started out as a shallow and self-centered “Queen Bee” before gradually becoming a hero. Following a much criticized storyline in Angel season four, Cordelia was written out of the show the following season, but not without giving the title character some much-needed help and advice.

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Slayers: A Buffyverse Story Will Feature Other Returning Cast Members

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Slayers: A Buffyverse Story was co-written by Amber Benson, who played another great character on the show. Tara Maclay, a witch and girlfriend to Willow Rosenberg (Alyson Hannigan). Despite being a main character in all but name, Benson wasn’t credited as such until the episode “Seeing Red.” For the new audible book, Benson was joined by Christopher Golden, her writing partner on several novels, comics, and an animated feature film.

“Slayers: A Buffyverse Story offers a fresh, dynamic take on a cult-classic that takes listeners on a fun and nostalgic ride,” Rachel Ghiazza, Chief Content Officer at Audible, says. “The all-star cast reprising beloved roles, as well as newcomers, bring to life a storyline that will entertain fans of the original series and pull in first-time Sunnydale visitors.”

Other characters being played again by the original actors are Rupert Giles (Anthony Heard), Buffy’s second Watcher and eventual father figure; Drusilla (Juliet Landau), Spike’s former girlfriend and the big bad of Slayer Cordelia’s world; Anya (Emma Caulfield), an occasional vengeance demon who was originally going to be a one-time character; Clem (James Charles Leary), the friendliest kitten eating demon you’ll ever meet; and Jonathan Levinson (Danny Strong), a much bullied nerd and one of the show’s best recurring characters.

Slayers: A Buffyverse Story is set to be released on October 12, with a special New York Comic Con panel happening on October 13 at 1:30 pm ET.

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