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Will there still be a Ripper?

by Brad Trechak, posted Jun 3rd 2009 6:03PM
Anthony Stewart HeadAnthony Stewart Head, who played the character of Rupert Giles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer a long, long time ago, has hinted that the British spin-off Ripper (which would star the character of Giles) is not outside the realm of possibility.

Granted, there are a few pitfalls in the way. Creator Joss Whedon is busy with his series Dollhouse and his upcoming movie Cabin in the Woods. Plus there may be some confusion regarding the character if they get that Whedon-less Buffy movie made.

There is definitely still life left in the Buffy franchise (look at all the successful series and movies out there involving vampires with a female protagonist). I'm sorry Joss didn't use that Eliza Dushku contract to make a series about the character of Faith rather than Dollhouse, although I understand his creative need to spread his wings. In my mind, there is only a matter of time before they make a feature film that is a direct spin-off from the television series that involves Joss Whedon and doesn't suck. Fingers crossed.

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I'll believe it when I see it. ASH has been saying that same thing about the Ripper series since even before Buffy ended, and it hasn't happened yet. Joss has probably lost interest by now.

June 05 2009 at 7:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Whedon was originally thinking about doing a Faith spin-off but Eliza Dushku went with the show Tru Calling instead of the proposed Faith show.

June 03 2009 at 6:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Rumor had it that the reason Eliza bailed was that the proposed series premise was Faith and Spike on a motorcycle. Faith is a character full of potential, but that premise pretty much guaranteed an Epic Fail.

Given the way that Mutant Enemy's writing staff butchered the characters the last couple of seasons, I can't say I blame her.

June 04 2009 at 10:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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