Stakes at the ready! Some original Buffy the Vampire Slayer stars are set to reunite for a new Audible story set in the show’s universe, with Spike (James Marsters) as the hero, EW has revealed.
Audible’s Slayers: A Buffyverse Story is an audio original set 20 years after the series finale and features Marsters reprising his role along with Charisma Carpenter, Anthony Head, Juliet Landau, Emma Caulfield, Amber Benson, James Charles Leary, and Danny Strong, as well as newcomer Laya DeLeon Hayes.
According to the EW, the Slayers story begins as Spike has gone deep undercover in Los Angeles, convincing the forces of darkness that he’s back to his evil ways. But when his cover is compromised by 16-year-old Indira Nunnally (Hayes), Spike finds himself on baby-slayer-sitting duty once more. While he attempts to track down a watcher for his eager new protégé, their paths collide with the veteran Slayer of a parallel reality where Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) never existed, and Cordelia Chase (Carpenter) is the one-and-only Slayer. And Cordelia needs Spike’s help with a classic big bad terrorizing her world… his old flame, Drusilla (Landau).
Marsters is no stranger to voice acting, he’s worked on anime Dragon Ball Super and the audio books for The Dresden Files: “You really are hanging words in the air,” Marsters said of audio book narration, when we spoke to him earlier this year.
“You get into a studio and are cold reading the entire book,” continued Marsters. “And the microphone picks up every little mistake!”
Slayers: A Buffyverse Story was written by Benson and Christopher Golden, and directed by Benson, Golden, and Kc Wayland. It premieres on Audible on 12 October 2023.