Yep, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Has Officially Been Rebooted!
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The actor recently told SFX Magazine (via IndieWire) that she's not interested in reviving Buffy Summers in a “Buffy” reboot. “I am very proud of the show that we created and it doesn't need to be done,” Gellar said about returning as the character. “We wrapped that up.”
Joss Whedon is the creator of the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer and is expected to return to the reboot as an executive producer.
Now, for the first time in 12 years, Gellar has returned to TV, and to the genre that first made her a household name, with Wolf Pack, a Teen Wolf spin-off from Paramount+.
In May 2003, Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer came to an end after seven seasons with "Chosen," in which Buffy Summers goes against the established rule that "in every generation, a slayer is born."
Buffy retains her Slayer powers, but her clinical death is enough for the next Slayer to be called. For the next year there are two Slayers in the world: first Kendra, who was called on Buffy's death, and then Faith, who was called when Kendra was killed by Drusilla.
Asked whether she's interested in ever playing the role again, Gellar got right to the point. “I'm not,” she said. “I am very proud of the show that we created, and it doesn't need to be done. We wrapped that up.
“It was obvious that Sarah lacked the support to be the leader she needed and wanted to be,” she revealed. “There was a tremendous amount of resentment and animosity from a certain someone — and I suppose now we can all guess who.”
The thing about Buffy's romantic love is that it never works out for her. She is powerfully drawn to Angel, and later powerfully drawn to Spike. Riley is a bit of a 'make-do' in between. But her love for Angel is destructive, and her desire for Spike even more so.
After three seasons on Buffy, Cordelia left the series to move over to star in Angel, a spin-off series focusing on Buffy's vampire ex-lover Angel (David Boreanaz). The first season of Angel sees Cordelia move to Los Angeles, in the hopes of escaping her new-found poverty by becoming an actress.
Kristine Sutherland (Joyce) is notably absent in much of season 4. She apparently told Joss Whedon that she wanted to leave the show to move abroad.
At the time, Gellar issued a statement, supporting her castmate, writing: “While I am proud to have my name associated with Buffy Summers, I don't want to be forever associated with the name Joss Whedon.”
Spike continues to appear in Season 10, in which he and Buffy finally resume their romantic relationship while juggling the responsibility of rewriting the new rules of magic with the rest of the Scoobies.
With the power of his soul as well as a powerful amulet that was given to him by Buffy before the final battle, Spike sacrifices himself to defeat the last of the First's demon army, the Turok-Han. The amulet and Spike burst into giant rays of sunlight and of course, turn any vampires in the way into dust.
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She might be the next chosen one." Sarah Michelle Gellar had requested to cut her hair, so the writers made her haircut a plot point of this episode and she wore a wig for the first few scenes of the episode.
Alyson Hannigan “very upset” over revelation that Natasha Lyonne turned down the role of Buffy the vampire slayer before it went to Sarah Michelle Gellar. “Weren't you, in fact, chosen to be Buffy the vampire slayer before Sarah Michelle Gellar?” Stern asks Lyonne. “Yes, a long time ago.” she answers.
Sophia Crawford (born 19 May 1966 in Hammersmith, London) is an English actress and stuntwoman. She was Sarah Michelle Gellar's stunt double on the first four seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Freddie Prinze Jr has opened up about his marriage to Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar, revealing his cooking and cleaning skills are integral to all these years together. The couple met on the set of 1997's I Know What You Did Last Summer, but it was a few years later they began dating.
Sadly, at the end of the series, Buffy did not end up with Angel, or anyone at all. Despite the show ending, a comic book series produced by Buffy creator Joss Whedon has continued. In the final issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Reckoning, Buffy also did not end with Buffy romantically involved with anyone.
While everyone appeared to be friendly on screen, there were rumors of tension between the co-stars. After years of speculation, Gellar finally addressed the personal issues she and the cast had behind the scenes. Co-stars not getting along is nothing new, and the Buffy cast wasn't immune to this.
Season nine continues, after issue five's cliffhanger revelation that the Slayer was pregnant, with Buffy deciding what to do about the unwanted pregnancy – the result of a drunken night at a party. Eventually she decides to have an abortion. "I want to do something.
Why is Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Disney+? After purchasing Fox, Disney acquired many IPs, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer and spinoff series Angel.
However, just three episodes in, Dushku's character was written out of the show with little to no explanation given. What fans would come to find out was that she was allegedly fired from the show by Weatherly after being "sexually harassed and bullied day-in and day-out."