Get ready to “vamp out” with Wondery’s newest podcast, The Rewatcher: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Inspired by the beloved and groundbreaking hit television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Wondery’s lighthearted, comedic, and fan-centric podcast is hosted by Alaina Urquhart and Ash Kelley, the voices behind the wildly popular true-crime and spooky stories series Morbid.
What happens when a Buffy-superfan rewatches Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a person who hasn’t seen a single episode? Each week, listeners will follow along as Alaina introduces Ash to the World of Slay—soaking in the cult-favorite series, episode-by-episode, for the first time. They’ll break down Buffy and her crew’s vampire-battling adventures through weekly recaps, funny categories, and awards, while Ash takes some (wooden stake) stabs at predicting what she thinks will happen next.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an icon of ‘90s pop culture, redefining TV shows of that era. An unabashed declaration of girl power, the series offered young fans a distinctly powerful, yet relatable, teen heroine, who battled vampires while also dealing with teenage angst. Combining horror, high school romance, dark fantasy, and comedy, the series quickly became a commercial and critical hit, leading to pop culture’s current fascination with vampires. The series launched its star Sarah Michelle Gellar into superstardom, and turned castmembers Alyson Hannigan, Michelle Trachtenberg, and David Boreanaz into fan favorites overnight.
“Any chance I get to introduce someone to my favorite fictional world, I gladly take,” said Alaina Urquhart, co-host. “I’m so excited to explore The Hellmouth with Ash. I hope listeners take the opportunity to rewatch with us, tune in for my obsessive theories, and discover what makes Buffy the most badass, spooky heroine of all time.”
“I’m not quite sure what to expect, but I’m here to have fun and see what all the hype is about,” said Ash Kelley, co-host. “It will be even more fun knowing our listeners are on this ride with me.”
The Rewatcher: Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a Wondery production, executive produced by Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart for Morbid, and Dave Easton, Stephanie Jenz, and Marshall Lewy for Wondery. The Rewatcher: Buffy the Vampire Slayer marks the first Wondery rewatch series, launching on Amazon Music and Wondery+ early on September 26, and on all podcast services starting on October 3.