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From Nypost.com

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

’Buffy’ in reverse

Saturday 6 September 2003, by Webmaster

September 5, 2003 — ’FIREFLY" - the long- anticipated follow-up series from the man who created "Buffy" - burned out quickly last season. But now, teen-TV whiz Joss Whedon plans to make the dud television show into a theatrical film.

"Ever since the show went off the air, our fan base has grown even more," Christopher Buchanan, president of Whedon’s production company, Mutant Enemy, told The Hollywood Reporter. "We’ve had tremendous outpouring from the U.S. and Canada, as well as from the U.K."

Whedon hopes to reunite the cast of the show, which is an improbably sci-fi Western.

The move to movies puts Whedon in an unusual spot. He created a hit TV series, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," out of a movie hardly anyone saw and that was widely panned by critics.

Now he’ll have to fashion a hit movie out of a TV series that few people tuned in for.

"Firefly" had a passionate but too-small audience when it aired on Fox last season. It lasted just 12 episodes due to low ratings. - Post staff writer