Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans worried what they'll do when Joss Whedon wraps up Season Eight – the hit Dark Horse comic series continuation of the late TV show – can breathe a sigh of relief. Today at WonderCon, the publisher confirmed that there will be indeed be a Season Nine, which will debut six months after Season Eight concludes. More details after the jump.
Previously, Dark Horse had announced it hoped to do a Season Nine, but now the publisher explained that not only will it definitely happen, but, unlike that of Season Eight, its story won't take three years to tell.
"We're going to be taking a shorter approach to it," Dark Horse's Jeremy Atkins told me, "With Season Eight, we didn't know how long it was gonna take to tell the story Joss wanted to tell. But we think that for this next time around it's gonna be a little tighter, a little more concise."
Dark Horse has not yet announced any writers, but their intent is to have popular Season Eight artist Georges Jeanty continue as the principal illustrator of Season Nine.