While a lot of the charm of Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer series came from the casting of Sarah Michelle Gellar in the titular role, she will not be returning to it any time soon. She believes that her story for that universe has already been told and now it’s time for something new.
On the Whedon-produced reboot, she told TheWrap:
“I don’t know anything about it, honestly … I think that it’s a great story and I’m glad that it will get retold and hope that people will watch it. But, you know, I’ve told my story with it.”
“For me, the beauty of the show was the madness and horrors of high school manifesting in actual literal horrors. And I may look young, thanks to all my Olay products, but I don’t look like I’m a kid. (laughs)“
Details are currently sparse on the upcoming reboot, as we still don’t know what network will be picking it up. It’s being produced by 20th Century Fox with Monica Owusu-Breen acting as showrunner.
The original show ran from 1996 to 2003 with Gellar attached to it the whole series. It’ll be strange to watch it without her, being that it became so iconic. But, if there’s anything that we’ve learned lately, it’s that reboots can be done pretty darn well if the magic is just right.
Will Buffy The Vampire Slayer be able to compare to the original? I guess we’ll find out sometime later this year.