Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sarah Michelle Gellar is not interested in playing Buffy again

We live in an age of TV show revivals. By the end of this month, The night court will even be back in the air. But don’t get your hopes up for a revival Buffy the Vampire Slayer it would bring back Sarah Michelle Gellar in the title role. While speaking with SFX Magazine (via Movieweb), Gellar said she would never play Buffy again.

When asked if she is interested in reprising the role, Gellar replied: “I’m not. I’m very proud of the show we created and it doesn’t need to be done. We wrapped it up. I’m all for them continuing the story because there’s the story of female empowerment. I love the way the show left off: ‘Any girl with power can have power.’ It is perfectly set up so that someone else can have the power. But as I said, the metaphors about Buddy were the horrors of youth. I think I look young, but I’m not a teenager.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer ran for a total of seven seasons and 144 episodes, beginning in 1997 and ending in 2003. Buffy.Fandom gives the following description of the show:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is in serialized format, with each episode involving a standalone story while contributing to a larger story, divided into season-long narratives marked by the rise and defeat of a powerful antagonist, commonly referred to as The Big Bad. Although the show is mainly a drama with frequent comic relief, most episodes are a mix of different genres, including horror, martial arts, romance, melodrama, farce, science fiction, comedy and even, in one episode, musical comedy.

The series’ narrative revolves around Buffy and her friends, the Scooby Gang, who struggle to balance the fight against supernatural evils with their complex social lives in the fictional town of Sunnydale. The show mixes complex, season-long storylines with a villain-of-the-week format; a typical episode features one or more villains or supernatural phenomena that are thwarted or defeated by the end of the episode. Although elements and relationships are explored and ongoing subplots are included, the show primarily focuses on Buffy and her role as an archetypal Slayer heroine.

Gellar was joined by the cast of Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, Anthony Stewart Head, David Boreanaz, Seth Green, James Marsters, Marc Blucas, Emma Caulfield, Michelle Trachtenberg, Amber Benson, Eliza Dushku, Kristine Sutherland, Robia LaMorte , Bianca Lawson, Juliet Landau and Tom Lenk.

Although we won’t see Gellar in one Buffy the Vampire Slayer revival, she returns to genre television with the Paramount Plus series wolf packwhich is set to debut on January 26.

Are you a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Do you wish Gellar would reconsider and agree to star in some kind of revival that would pick up twenty years after the last episode of the series? Let us know by leaving a comment below. I think it would be pretty cool to see Gellar take down some more vampires as a 40 year old Buffy…but I never watched the last season of the show so I don’t know how it ended.

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