Sarah Michelle Gellar Talks About Doing A Buffy Reboot!

Sarah Michelle Gellar explained why she finds returning as Buffy Summers simply unnecessary

Sarah Michelle Gellar starred in the series Buffy The Vampire Slayer from 1997 to 2003. The story of this teenage vampire slayer was one of the most iconic series of the decade. Had 144 episodes and also inspired the series of Angel, a spin-off starring david boreanaz which was just as successful thanks to the chemistry and weight the character had on Gellar’s show.

And actually, Buffy It remains one of the most innovative series of its time. Not only because it exploded the horror and fantasy genre and redefined the idea of ​​the episodic television format to also integrate dense and complex stories, such as sexual abuse and the discovery of queer sexuality. In addition to the fact that he also catapulted the careers of great television artists, such as the star of How I Met Your Mother: Alyson Hannigan.

This year, the series finale turns 20, so many people have wondered if it could receive some kind of reboot, remake or reunion to celebrate its anniversary, although last year the show was embroiled in controversy due to various allegations made by cast members about Joss Whedon’s misbehavior.

And during an interview withno sfx, Sarah Michelle Gellar he explained why he feels there’s really no need to revive the series or revisit it in any way.


Could the story continue?

“I am very proud of the program we created and it is not necessary to do it”, Gellar said in the interview. “We finished it.” Her words were forceful and she assures that she is not interested in returning as Buffy Summersbut he is excited by the idea that the story returns with a new protagonist and manages to explore other more current themes.

“I am completely in favor of them continuing the story, because there is the story of female empowerment. I love how the show turned out: ‘Every girl who has the power, can have the power.’ It’s perfectly set up so someone else has the power. But like I said, the ‘Buffy’ metaphors were the horrors of adolescence. I think I look young, but I’m not a teenager.”

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Sarah Michelle Gellar She explained that, in case the producers want to restart the series with a good story, she would be willing to give it her blessing. to the new protagonist, but she’s just not interested. In fact, the mark that she left on him Buffy was so big that he had doubts about returning to the supernatural genre because “It’s just too hard to top what was accomplished with Buffy.”

Recently, Sarah Michelle Gellar expressed that during his stay in the programendured a heavy work environment and abuse by the producer Joss Whedon, taking a stand on comments that other colleagues made about the program:

“For a long time, I was on a set that I think was known for being an extremely hostile, toxic, masculine set. So it got into my head that all the film sets were like that and that they turned women against them because if they became friends they were very powerful and that had to be avoided”.

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Prepare your return to television

Although fans will no longer be able to see Sarah Michelle Gellar in a possible reboot Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the actress will participate in the next supernatural television program, Wolf Packa Proyect of Paramount+ which is directly related to teen wolf from MTV.

About, Gellar described to Wolf Pack like a program “really terrifying” adding that it is the first time in his career that he feels like he can have fun. “I think that’s the only fun thing I haven’t really gotten into too much. I did ‘I know what you did last summer’. ‘Scream’ is fun. ‘Grudge’ is scary. But I haven’t gotten to tell those funny stories.”

The series will focus on the lives of two teenagers that are changed forever when a California wildfire awakens a terrifying supernatural creature. As the full moon rises, all the teens come together to unravel the secret that connects them.

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What do moviegoers and moviegoers think? Would you like to see Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers one more time?

Sarah Michelle Gellar Talks About Doing A Buffy Reboot!