'Buffy' Toon Green-Lighted
From Sci Fi Wire
Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon spoke for the first
time about the departure of comic artist Jeph Loeb as boss of
the proposed Buffy animated series, telling SCI FI Wire that Loeb
left because of production delays. Whedon added that the series
has finally been given a green light. "The process took so long to
put the package together, it just came together on Friday [June
14], and he got an offer, a big deal over at Warner Brothers, and
he had to move on," Whedon said in an interview. "He'd been
shepherding it for over a year. We'd put together a bunch of
great scripts. He's done an amazing job, but there was no light
at the end of the tunnel. It was a really difficult process, and
Chris Buchanan, the president of my company, finally got it
through, but Jeph had to move on."
As for when the series might hit the airwaves, Whedon said, "I
literally just heard on Friday it's a go. That's all the information I
have right now, except we already have a bunch of scripts."
There are no hard feelings on Whedon's end, and he still hopes
to include Loeb on some level, Whedon said. "We love Jeph, and
he loves the project, and hopefully we'll be able to find some
involvement. But the fact of the matter is, it just took so long."