While rumors of a return of “Buffy against the vampires” are regularly mentioned, Sarah Michelle Gellar gave her opinion on a possible reboot of the series which revealed it.
Towards a return of buffy the vampire slayer ?
It’s not new, Hollywood likes recycle scenarios with remakes, reboots or sequels to old programs, whether movies or series. Even if the principle is not new, recent years have seen the emergence of a whole host of projects drawn from pre-existing works. Generally, if there is a somewhat present fan base behind it, there is potential. We have seen it in recent weeks with the series Willowsequel to the 1988 film.
For now, buffy the vampire slayer (1997-2003) escaped this. However, the cult series is still as popular twenty years after its finale. Despite even revelations about the toxic environment of the film set at the time. And reboot rumors have already been heard.
Originally, it was the story of Buffy Summers, a teenager like no other since she is the killer, designed to fight vampires and the forces of evil. The show created by Joss Whedon turned out to be much more exciting than this quick summary could suggest. Because buffy is much more than a fantasy entertainment series. It is a series that deals with countless topics (linked to adolescence, but not only), which offers complex characters and makes particularly original writing proposals.
Sarah Michelle Gellar says no to a reboot
There would obviously be material to propose a reboot by updating the story, by transposing it into our time. This is for example what the CW had tried to do with the 2018 version of Charmed, which still lasted four seasons. Only who says reboot, implies the return of certain familiar faces to attract the public. Following this logic, Sarah Michelle Gellarwho was the face of Buffy for seven seasons, was interviewed by SFX Magazine (via MovieWeb) on a possible return.
The actress did not go there by four paths and admitted that she was simply not interested in a return.
I’m very proud of the series we’ve created, and (a revival) doesn’t need to be done. We have covered the question.
She specifies that she is not necessarily against the idea of a return of the show and its concept, but that she would prefer pass the torchnot having according to her any more the age for that.
I’m all for them continuing the story, because it’s about female empowerment. I like the way the series was left: “Every girl who has power can have power”. It’s perfectly set up for someone else to have the power. But like I said, Buffy’s metaphors were the horrors of adolescence. I think I look young, but I’m not a teenager.
We can appreciate the frankness of Sarah Michelle Gellar who, unlike others, would not be ready to jump at the chance to return to the front of the stage. But do not panic for fans of the actress. She will be soon in Wolf Packspin-off of the series Teen Wolf.