I had assumed that she was just the pretty face to serve as a decoy for the seasoned writer who didn’t want his (probably) name on it. If that scriptwriter backed out, they could have still used her as their face.
Parenthetically, poor thing’s going to go through life as ‘that chick who wanted to replace Joss.’
ETA: I feel that I was being waspish and unfair here. I do believe that poor Ms Anderson was used unkindly by those backing this project. I have contempt for them and for their attempt to misappropriate a culture icon, not the young woman.
From L A Times:
As for the future of “Buffy”? A new writer is being sought but the entire endeavor may have lost some steam. There also might be some healthy fear among the producers who witnessed a spasm of fan criticism when the project was first publicized.
And how do I really feel about it? BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. *wipes tear*