While appearing at last week's San Diego Comic-Con International, Joss Whedon spoke of his BBC produced BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER spin-off series which would star Anthony Stewart Head. Whedon told the assemblage of fans that the program would be in the vein of "classic English ghost stories."
It will also focus on the theme of loneliness, as Whedon explains, saying, "I think of it as, the people who live there, it's all very isolated, and the demons that they've brought upon themselves ... that are most important in their lives. [Giles] himself has been gone for many years. He was surrounded by a ... de facto family that he no longer has. And [he is] sort of picking up his life all alone, and then getting involved in sort of the underbelly of other people's lives, and sort of finding out about them. Loneliness is what I think of. It may not be the theme so much as the emotional intent of the series, but that's what really attracts me to it the most."