Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar on a hypothetical revival: “There’s no need”

The interpreter of TV’s most beloved vampire hunter has definitively said goodbye to her iconic character: we will soon see her in the new Wolf Pack series on Paramount +.

A revival Of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Sarah Michelle Gellar she is no longer interested. The actress, who owes her success to the supernatural teen series where she played the vampire hunter for seven seasons Buffy Summers, recently returned to have its say on a hypothetical continuation / reboot that has been talked about so much in recent years. For her, simply, “There’s no need.”

A revival Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Long Story

Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired on The WB for seven seasons and 144 episodes between 1997 and 2003, making Gellar a teen idol at the time. In the era of continuous reboots, there has been talk of a revival on several occasions. The most recent attempt dates back to 2018 when a new series was in development with him at the helm Monica Owusu-Breen and the showrunner himself from the original series Joss Whedon. The storm that hit Whedon, who in recent years has been accused on various fronts of abuse and inappropriate behavior on his sets, and the pandemic did the rest by hindering the new project, which therefore stalled.

Sarah Michelle Gellar’s latest statements

Talking recently with SFX MagazineSarah Michelle Gellar reiterated that she is not interested in returning as the Sunnydale high school girl aligned against the forces of evil:

“I am very proud of the series that we have created and there is no need for a revival. We had finished the series.”

However, the actress she didn’t say she was completely against a possible revivaljust wouldn’t feel like being a part of it:

“I support anyone who wants to continue the story, because there is a story of women’s empowerment. I love the message of the series which is ‘Every girl with power can have power’. It’s set up perfectly for someone else to have power. But, like I said, Buffy’s metaphors were the horrors of adolescence I think I look young, but I’m not a teenager.

Already in the past Gellar, despite having always shown that she was very close to her character, had said she felt too “old” to return to the role of the formidable vampire hunter and had proposed the possibility of passing the baton (or, as it were, the stake) to a new young star. Which actress would look good in the part? One of the names she had mentioned had been that of Zendayabut his remains for the moment only a wish.

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If Buffy seems to be a shelved experience, however, we remind you that Sarah Michelle Gellar will be back on TV very soon in the role of investigator Kristin Ramsey in Wolf Packthe new supernatural teen series by Paramount+ that explores the bond between some small-town teenagers when a wildfire in California awakens a terrifying supernatural creature. The appointment is for the next one January 26th in the United States and soon on the same platform also in Italy.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar on a hypothetical revival: “There’s no need”