Earlier this month we got a surprising update from the comic book world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer about Buffy Summers’s unplanned pregnancy (and the choice she now has to make) but today we get a bit of a fun update from the comic book world of Buffy. Juliet Landau, the actress who played the villanious vampire Drusilla on the TV series, will be penning a special spin-off comic book series based on the Drusilla character! Click below to check out the first art released from this upcoming new comic book spin-off and read more about the Drusilla comic book mini-series to come.
The mad vampire villainess Drusilla appeared in only 17 episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer during the show’s seven-season run, but as deliciously performed by Juliet Landau, the character proved to be a major fan favorite. Well, Dru is back, and in a big way: EW can report exclusively that Landau is currently writing a five-issue Drusilla comic-book miniseries, part of Dark Horse Comics and Buffy creator Joss Whedon’s ongoing expansion of the Buffyverse in comic-book form. Due to launch in June, the first issue of the spin-off, Landau tells EW, will pick up “literally a panel after” Drusilla’s final appearance in issue No. 9 of the Angel & Faith comic series (out April 25). “I think you will get different sides of Drusilla than you have ever been seen before,” she adds, but her lips are sealed for any details on the story beyond that.
Yes! This is fantastic news! For Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8, we got a mini-series based on Harmony the vampire (who was played on the show by the amazing Mercedes McNab) so I am really, really looking forward to this Drusilla spin-off. Dru is really one of my all time favorite Buffy characters and I am THRILLED not only that she will get her own mini-series but that the series will be written by Landau herself! I know that this news may only excite other comic book geeks but it’s info that I simply had to share. I will DEFFO be picking up this series when it hits comic book shops in June. Cannot WAIT!!!