Slay, Set, Spike! See Which ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Stars Are Returning for Bloody Good Audible Spinoff

Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans can officially prepare to prick up their ears and “Hush” in anticipation of the next installment in the bloodsucker saga.

The beloved ’90s series is returning two decades after its last episode aired thanks to Audible Slayers: A Buffyverse Storywhich will bring back several original cast members.

The story takes place 10 years after the events of the finale Buffy episode, the audio spinoff will follow Spike (James Marsters), who secretly fights evil in Los Angeles while his cover is compromised by newcomer to the Buffyverse, new slayer Indira Nunnally (Laya DeLeon Hayes).

A bleach-blonde punk vamp teams up with a 16-year-old hitwoman to find her a stalker when they cross paths with a killer from a parallel reality — none other than evil girl-turned-Scooby Gang member Cordelia Chase (Charisma Carpenter).

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James Marsters and Sarah Michelle Gellar as Spike and Buffy in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’.

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Cordelia needs help in her own reality where she is the Chosen One — not Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar). In that alternate universe, she’ll clash with the big bad Drusilla (Juliet Landau), who happens to be Spike’s ex.

Along with Marsters, Carpenter, Landau and newcomer Hayes, original cast members Anthony Head, Emma Caulfield, Amber Benson, Danny Strong and James Charles Leary reprise their original Buffy roles in the series.

Benson — who played Tara Maclay in seasons 4-6 — also wrote and directed Killers along with Chris Golden. Kc Wayland also co-directed the series.

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“I’m thrilled to be back with my dear friends for the next chapter in the Buffyverse, as we take listeners on a familiar yet unexpected journey of horror, passion and mischief,” Marsters, 61, said of the new series in an audio press release.

He continued, “I’m excited for fans old and new to experience this beloved world of vampire slaying like never before, brought to life through immersive audio storytelling.”

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James Marsters as Spike in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’.

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Marsters also teased the Spike spinoff on Instagram, sharing a photo of his beloved anti-hero with the caption, “I’ve been asked a lot about the Buffy reunion…”

WandaVision star Caulfield, 50 — who will return as demon-turned-human (no filter) Anya — also posted about the show on Instagram, writing, “We’re back baby. Anya has a lot to say.”

Landau, 58, also shared the news on Instagram, sharing, “This was so much fun to shoot!”

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Alyson Hannigan on Sarah Michelle Gellar in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’.

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Slayers: A Buffyverse Story offers a fresh, dynamic take on the cult classic that takes listeners on a fun and nostalgic ride,” Rachel Ghiazza, Audible’s chief content officer, wrote in the post. “An all-star cast reprising favorite roles, as well as newcomers, bring to life a story that will entertain fans of the original series and attract new visitors to Sunnydale.”

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Several main cast members have not been confirmed to return, including Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon, David Boreanaz and Michelle Trachtenberg.

He is also absent from the project Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and showrunner Joss Whedon, who has faced multiple allegations of misconduct and abuse in recent years.

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Marsters, Carpenter, Caulfield, Leary, Landau, Hayes, Benson and Golden are set to appear at the New York Comic-Con panel dedicated to Slayers: A Buffyverse Story on October 13, the day after the series premiered on October 12.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer can be streamed in full on Hulu.

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