Joss whedon is returning to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series in comic book form and it will be all revolving around The old High-School watcher Giles.
Whedon will co-write a new four part mini-series Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Giles. He will be teaming with writer Erika Alexander, artist Jon Lam and colorist Dan Jackson.
The series finds Giles enrolling in an inner city public high school in order to investigate a series of mysterious disappearances of some of the school’s teachers. This will be a return to Buffy’s roots as a show set in a high school, but Giles will find his new school quite different from Sunnydale High.
“Sunnydale was, apart from being on a hellmouth, a pretty privileged place,” Whedon told the AV Club. “Giles has never really dealt with the public school system as it exists for most kids. He’s never been to the city. Giles has always had the advantage of being a part of the system that educated him. He was taught to be a watcher in a family of watchers. His education was, in the grand British public school tradition, both expansive and parochial. In-depth views of tiny portions of the world. Of course, he walked over the awkward hormonal coals of adolescence—but now he knows more, and expects better of himself. His once-more 15-year-old body, however, is oblivious to his wisdom/cynicism/impatience.”
For fans of Buffy that wonder how Giles can enroll in school its because in Season 8 of the comics and resurrected in Season 9 as a teenager with all of his past memories in tack. For more comic updates keep it right here at Nerd News.