If you’re a Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly or Angel fan with a Facebook account, then we have some good news for you.
It’s now a part of Facebook’s premium video section Facebook Watch, and from today you can binge the Joss Whedon classics on Facebook. The new additions will get an official Watch Party each on Friday, and the shows are a part of Facebook looking to cater to 30-year old demographic.
“Our focus with Facebook Watch is on content and experiences that help people connect, ignite conversation and build community,” Facebook vice president of video Fidji Simo said in a blog post. “We think there is a range of content that can do this, and are excited to bring iconic pop culture favourites like these series for their avid fan communities to experience them in new ways, and for new fans to discover these awesome 90s classics.”
Facebook Watch made its debut last year but until now hasn’t taken the hold that the company expected. Getting shows with a built-in audience could help them grow the base, and we have to wait and see if this is one of the first of many other acquisitions.
Angel and Buffy are already available on Hotstar and Hulu, but in case you don’t have a subscription, this is a good alternative.
Thanks to BOOM! Studio, Buffy the Vampire Slayer will soon be premiering again, where fans will meet the whole crew. Here’s the synopsis of the series:
“This is the Buffy Summers you know, who wants what every average teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil. But the Slayer’s world looks a lot more like the one outside your window, as this new series brings her into a new era with new challenges, new friends…and a few enemies you might already recognize. The more things change, the more they stay the same, as the Gang – Giles, Willow, Xander, Cordelia and more – faces brand new Big Bads, and a threat lurking beneath the perfectly manicured exterior of Sunnydale High, confirming what every teenager has always known: high school truly is hell.