Joss Whedon says the BUFFY spin-off RIPPER could still happen

Most Buffy fans remember Giles. He was Buffy’s mentor/father figure in the show and there was supposed to be a spin-off about him years ago. Well it looks like that still might happen. Read on for the details.


In an in-depth interview with The AV Club, Joss Whedon still sounds enthusiastic about making the show – at least in some form!

“The thing about Ripper – the essence of it – is that the BBC came to me at one point like, ‘It doesn’t have to be Ripper. It can just be [Anthony Stewart Head], and there’s magic, and he’s Tony, cuz he’s awesome.’ And that’s the thing: For some reason, he keeps getting sexier every year. That’s not happening to me! I’m like, ‘What are you doing?’ And that story was always about a mature guy who’s lived, and about the choices he’s made. So you could make that now, or you could make it 10 years from now. And I’ve tortured Tony more than any other living human with, ‘We’re definitely gonna do this!’ Because I thought we were. He’s working so much, though, I’d feel too guilty. But that’s the thing with Ripper: It doesn’t go away in my head because he’s still right for it, and he could still bring it.”

I am sure there are many Buffy fans who want to know about Giles back story. But has too much time passed for it to even be relevant? You decide.


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  2 comments for “Joss Whedon says the BUFFY spin-off RIPPER could still happen

  1. Chell
    April 19, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    in my opinion as a Buffy fan, I would love for you to make this show!! At least you know you have my vote!! Yes, yes, yes and yes again!! 🙂

  2. April 20, 2012 at 4:02 AM

    Please let this come true. Don’t toy with me. I loved Buffy, and Tony Head is just a sublime actor. I would love to see Giles return. He was always a favourite of mine.

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