Sarah Michelle Gellar is returning to television with her new series “Wolf Pack” but she’s officially shutting the door on ever returning to her most famous role as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”…
Sarah Michelle Gellar has no problem if there’s a continuation of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” story but she won’t be the one involved with it.
The veteran actress, who starred in the iconic series than ran for seven seasons, has often been asked about her interest in potentially reprising her role in either a film or TV reboot. While promoting her new series “Wolf Pack,” which debuts on Paramount+ on January 26, Gellar said that she’s more than satisfied with the way the show ended and she has no desire to revisit that character or those stories.
In her opinion, Gellar says that “Buffy” was essentially a coming-of-age story and that time has passed for her.
“I am very proud of the show that we created and it doesn’t need to be done,” Gellar told SFX Magazine. “We wrapped that up.
“I am all for them continuing the story, because there’s the story of female empowerment. I love the way the show was left: ‘Every girl who has the power can have the power.’ It’s set up perfectly for someone else to have the power. But like I said, the metaphors of ‘Buffy’ were the horrors of adolescence. I think I look young, but I am not an adolescent.”
While Gellar likely shares DNA with Paul Rudd as two actors who apparently never actually age, she believes that her time to portray a teenage vampire slayer has come and gone.
She’s now moving onto new roles like the one she has in “Wolf Pack,” which is set up as a science-fiction and horror series, which comes from the creator behind the popular MTV series “Teen Wolf.”
Despite Gellar making it clear that she’s done with “Buffy,” there have been talks in the past about potentially rebooting the beloved series after Disney acquired the rights to the show after purchasing all the major creative assets at FOX. Development on a new “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” started with “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” veteran Monica Owusu-Breen but the series never made it very far.
Whether or not Disney decides to revisit “Buffy” somewhere down the road remains to be seen but Gellar seems happy leaving the character behind once and for all.