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Tony Head updates us on Ripper

by Keith McDuffee, posted Apr 28th 2008 3:35PM
tony headLately when people discuss Joss Whedon, it's having to do with his comic book writing and, of course, the upcoming new series, Dollhouse. What seems to have slipped off the radar is any discussion about the made-for-BBC Rupert Giles-centric, Buffy spin-off, Ripper. We get bits and pieces and clues here and there regarding the show's current state, but nothing seems very concrete.

In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Anthony Stewart Head discusses his newest project on BBC One, The Invisibles, but he also drops an update on the state of Ripper and posts his thoughts on the Buffy Season Eight comic.

From the interview, regarding the state of Ripper, Head says:

"... the answer is that there is a possibility of something happening... the story that [Joss has] written could adapt to being a one-off story not necessarily related to Buffy. All that means that there is the will and there is the means. It's a question of how, when and if it [comes together] through the next year or so."

As for what the Ripper story will be about:

"All I can say is that it's a ghost story. But a ghost story with a real Joss Whedon difference. It's got such a twist to it. But I wouldn't want to give it away. It would be the worst spoiler of all time."

Worst spoiler of all time. I may have to leech off some BBC bloke's SlingBox to see this as soon as it airs, when it airs. Because it will happen. Do you hear me, powers that be? Will!

[via Whedonesque]

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louise

sorry i meant all the naughty stuff he did at college lol i gotta learn to read my comment before i post it

May 16 2008 at 1:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
louise

glad to hear that the ripper project is alive [so to speak]. i agree with greg, joss has said from the start that ripper will be a prequel story about although the naughty stuff giles did in college

May 16 2008 at 1:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
divineparasite

Isn't "Ripper" supposed to be a prequel? And didn't all the cool "Ripper" stuff, like demon creating and black magic practicing Rupert Giles take place during college if I'm not mistaken? As good of an actor as ASH is, I just don't see him passing as a college student.

April 28 2008 at 5:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Greg

I would gather that it would be told through flashbacks, with Head introducing stuff and dealing with the present, while a younger bunch of actors cover the past.

April 28 2008 at 6:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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