Slayers: A Buffyverse Story brings original cast members back for an Audible series about Spike

James Marsters and other original cast members return for Audible’s Slayers: A Buffyverse Story presentation this October!

Last Updated on September 29, 2023

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Listen up, Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans! Many of the original stars of your favorite television series about kicking vampire ass and taking names are returning for Slayers: A Buffyverse Story, an original audio event set 20 years after the series finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. James Marsters is reprising his role as the bleach blond, Billy Idol-like villain-turned-hearthrob Spike, with Charisma Carpenter, Anthony Head, Juliet Landau, Emma Caulfield, Amber Benson, James Charles Leary, and Danny Strong, as well as newcomer Laya DeLeon Hayes. 

Entertainment Weekly exclusively revealed on Wednesday that Slayers “begins as Spike has gone deep undercover in Los Angeles, convincing the forces of darkness that he’s back to his evil ways. But when his cover is compromised by 16-year-old Indira Nunnally (Hayes), Spike finds himself on baby-slayer-sitting duty once more. While he attempts to track down a watcher for his eager new protégé, their paths collide with the veteran Slayer of a parallel reality where Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) never existed, and Cordelia Chase (Carpenter) is the one-and-only Slayer. And Cordelia needs Spike’s help with a classic big bad terrorizing her world… his old flame, Drusilla (Landau).”

“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,” Marsters says about returning to the iconic role. “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.”

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, exclaimed. “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.”

Slayers: A Buffyverse Story sinks its teeth into people’s ears on October 12, with a special presentation of the Audible event happening at New York City Comic-Con on October 13 at 1:30 p.m. ET. If you can’t make the panel, you can also visit Audible’s Slayers-themed activation throughout the weekend.

Despite Buffy‘s retirement from the television screen, the Buffyverse lives on in comic books, novels, fan fiction, Cosplay competitions, and more! Benson and Christopher Golden wrote the script for Slayers: A Buffyverse Story, with Benson, Golden, and Kc Wayland directing.

Are you excited about this special Audible presentation? It’s been a while since the band has gotten back together for something this big. Sharpen your fangs and get ready to take a bite of the action this October!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.