Ben is a lifelong Nintendo fan who likes to build websites, and make video games. He buys way too much Lego.
Oh so long I have been waiting for this news. Back in the day (about 4 or 5 years ago now) I was a massive Buffy the Vampire slayer fan. It was a couple of series before I started watching it but once I got in I was hooked. I am pretty well versed in Buffy lore and have been hearing rumours about the spin off – Ripper – for quite some time now.
For those not “in the know” Ripper is the nickname of Anthony Stewart Heads character, Rupert Giles (Anthony is possibly better known as the Nescafe man, or the Prime Minister from Little Britain).
Anyway the spin off was meant to be in the same universe as Buffy – only moved to England, Giles home country. It was supposed to follow Giles as he battles ghosts and the paranormal (which in the Buffyverse are real), with the possibility of the occasional guest appearance from the Buffy cast that survived the final episode.
Well, finally, it appears that the show has gotten the go ahead (it was announced at Comic Con 2007) and they are now planning a made for tv movie to test the waters. With the success of Dr Who I really hope the BBC pick it up and make it something worth watching.