Though small screen revivals really seem to be working well and taking over television at the moment, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is unlikely to come back at any point in the near future, as the series’ leading star Sarah Michelle Gellar isn’t utterly convinced it would work in the modern day.

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Gellar explained: “I have always believed that what was so unique about the show was the use of horrors of those formative years. With high school and college as a backdrop, we were able to address racism, identity, bullying, guilt, death, first love and heartbreak using the demons as metaphors for the demons we all experience.

“I am not sure how that translates into adulthood, although I am sure it could. The burden of saving the world a lot always weighed heavily on her, so for her sake, I hope she is somewhere on a beautiful beach located far away from any Hellmouth.”

She also spoke about what she learned from playing such an iconic cult character, saying: “She taught me it wasn’t about being perfect; it was about trying the hardest to be the best you you can be. I also loved how hard Buffy worked, as she had no typical powers most superheroes have. She had to train and work hard at her craft. Buffy reminded us that being different was not only OK but really cool – and at a time when most kids are trying to desperately fit in.”


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