Slayers: A Buffyverse Story

5.0/5

Critic Rating

Original cast members from the beloved TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, reunite for an all-new adventure about connections that never die—even if you bury them. A decade has passed since the epic final battle that concluded Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV). The game-changing spell that gave power to all potential Slayers persists. With new Slayers constantly emerging, things are looking grim for the bad guys. Rebellious vampire Spike (James Marsters) is working undercover in Los Angeles with his old pal Clem (James Charles Leary) when he meets feisty, rookie Slayer, Indira (Laya DeLeon Hayes), who wants Spike to be her mentor. Stakes intensify as Cordelia Chase (Charisma Carpenter) emerges from an alternate reality where she alone is the Slayer, and Buffy Summers doesn’t exist. Cordelia enlists Spike’s help with a classic big bad terrorizing her world…his ex, Drusilla (Juliet Landau). Giles (Anthony Head), Anya (Emma Caulfield Ford), Jonathan (Danny Strong), and Tara (Amber Benson) also return, but through the years and the vastness of the multiverse, not everyone is who they used to be… Slayers: A Buffyverse Story is written and directed by Amber Benson and Chris Golden, and co-directed by Kc Wayland. Now available in Dolby Atmos on Audible. ©2023 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. (P)2023 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Clair Woodward • The Times UK Oct 29, 2023

"...good-guy vampire Spike (James Marsters) takes the lead in a battle against his former girlfriend, Drusilla (Juliet Landau), with the help of Slayers old and new. The multiverse is a godsend for these reboots as Sarah Michelle Gellar isn’t involved, yet Buffy’s absence is easily explained."

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Score: 5

Ian Carlos Crawford • Horror Press Oct 12, 2023

"The series is a return to form for the Buffyverse and not to be missed. It feels like checking in with an old friend you haven’t seen in years—in the best way possible. The format can be a little jarring if you’ve never listened to an audio drama before (or if you have ADD like me), but it’s so easy to get the hang of it in this pitch-perfect series."

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Score: 4.9

Lauren Coates • TheMarySue.com Oct 12, 2023

"...shaky character development isn’t enough to dissuade Slayers from being an engrossing listen, nor does the conspicuous absence of key Buffy alums...Though it takes an episode or so to really find its footing, Slayers: A Buffyverse Story is an electric, character-driven dive back into the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its bounty of beloved characters. While it may struggle to integrate new faces with old favorites, Slayers is a delightfully unexpected celebration of some of Buffy‘s best scene stealers, and a reminder of how thoroughly performers like Marsters, Carpenter, and Benson love and understand their characters."

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