SLAYERS AND VAMPIRES – the untold, unauthorised, uncensored history of the making of BUFFY and ANGEL Coming this October
“If the apocalypse comes...beep me.”
In 1997 the first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired on WB TV. Following the mixed reception the cult film of the same name received five years previously, expectations for the show were... not high.
However over the course of 144 episodes and the 110 episodes of its successful spin-off show, Angel, it produced some of the best and best-loved television of all time, and its creator Joss Whedon's subversive take on supernatural stories has shaped everything from the Marvel cinematic universe to young adult fiction.
Before Buffy, if a girl and a monster went into an alleyway and there was no boy to save her, only the monster came back out. Buffy changed that. Twenty years on, Slayers and Vampires is the story of the girl who saved the universe (several times), and the world's most angst-ridden vampire, told by the people responsible for bringing them to life.
TV experts Edward Gross and Mark Altman talked to almost 100 writers, producers, directors, filmmakers, sociologists and stars from Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel in new and vintage interviews from their personal archives, with interviewees including Joss Whedon, Guillermo del Toro, Felicia Day Anthony Stewart Head, Charisma Carpenter, James Marsters, David Boreanaz, Amy Acker, Eliza Dushku, and more.
About the authors
Edward Gross is an author and journalist, currently Executive Editor of Empire Magazine Online and co- author of the bestselling The Fifty-Year Mission, the definitive oral history of Star Trek, from St. Martin’s Press. Mark A. Altman is a film and television writer/producer who most recently was Co-Executive Producer of TNT’s hit series, The Librarians. He co-authored The Fifty Year Mission with Edward Gross.
SLAYERS AND VAMPIRES The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorised, Oral History of Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman Published by Boxtree, October 5th 2017
£16.99 Hardback 9780752266350
Also available as an eBook £11.99 9780752266367
SLAYERS AND VAMPIRES WILL BE PUBLISHED BY BOXTREE IN HARDBACK ON OCTOBER 5