Disney Hyperion has announced In Every Generation, a YA novel that will be a direct sequel to the original live-action Buffy the Vampire Slayer series, which ended in 2003. It is the first in a planned trilogy of books, written by Kendare Blake of the Three Dark Crowns series. Buffy is one of the many properties that Disney recently acquired from Fox, along with the X-Men film rights. This marks the first project set in the Buffyverse that is being produced by Disney.
The official synopsis reads:
“Frankie Rosenberg is passionate about the environment, a sophomore at New Sunnydale High School, and the daughter of the most powerful witch in Sunnydale history. Her mom, Willow, is slowly teaching her magic on the condition that she use it to better the world. But Frankie’s happily quiet life is upended when new girl Hailey shows up with news that the annual Slayer convention has been the target of an attack, and all the Slayers–including Buffy, Faith, and Hailey’s older sister Vi–might be dead. That means it’s time for this generation’s Slayer to be born. But being the first ever Slayer-Witch means learning how to wield a stake while trying to control her budding powers. With the help of Hailey, a werewolf named Jake, and a hot but nerdy sage demon, Frankie must become the Slayer, prevent the Hellmouth from opening again, and find out what happened to her Aunt Buffy, before she’s next. Get Ready for a whole new story with the world of Buffy!”
In Every Generation is said to contain a lot of references and Easter Eggs to the original series. It is scheduled to be released on January 4, 2022. The book’s cover image is shown below: