Hey, Scoobies, check this out. And I Darken author Kiersten White will author a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer YA book series from Simon Pulse, a division of Simon & Schuster. Titled "Slayer," the series will pick up where the show left off in 2003, focusing on "a brand new slayer from the group of potentials that Willow used her Wicca skills to awaken in the show’s final episode." The first installment is currently slated for a Fall 2018 release.
The all-new Slayer series isn't the only Buffy book you can expect to see on store shelves. Out on Oct. 3, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Twenty Years of Slaying will combine "all the best content from Volumes 1–3 of the original Watcher’s Guides," which Simon Pulse published during the show's run in the late '90s and early '00s. Joss Whedon's Buffy comic book series launched into its 11th season in November 2016.
Longtime Buffy fan White isn't shy about her love for Whedon's series. She tells Entertainment Weekly, "[W]hen I got the offer to write Slayer, I totally screamed ... It scared my children. I’m not sorry." White goes on to say that "every book [she's] ever written was an audition for this." Clearly, she's living the dream.
LOL JK ACTUAL CAPTION IS JUST— Kiersten White (@kierstenwhite) March 28, 2017
[endless screaming] https://t.co/kYu6JCM1U9
I'm not even going to pretend to be chill about this. And you KNOW when @BatgirlEditor offered me SLAYER, I whispered "I am the Chosen One."— Kiersten White (@kierstenwhite) March 28, 2017
So. I can't tell you much--even my Slayer's name is a spoiler--but— Kiersten White (@kierstenwhite) March 28, 2017
MY SLAYER, YOU GUYS pic.twitter.com/B1ENuUKt2T
And SLAYER will work if you've watched some or all or none of Buffy. (Though I can't actually condone watching none.) pic.twitter.com/DNP7JXniId— Kiersten White (@kierstenwhite) March 28, 2017
Find the first book in Kiersten White's all-new Buffy the Vampire Slayer YA book series, Slayers, at your local bookstore in Fall 2018.