To say Sarah Michelle Gellar is too think of Buffy, although the actress has played iconic roles in the past none of them feel quite as important as Buffy.
And with the recent announcement of a Charmed reboot, Lethal Weapon, Gilmore Girls and well….throw a rock and there’s probably a remake of it somewhere…fans of the late 90s horror series are wondering when it’s the Chosen One’s turn.
In a recent interview Sarah Michelle Gellar addressed Buffy 20 years on…
“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.”
Buffy the Vampire Slayer ran from 1997-2003 following the life of Buffy Summers as she attended high school in the small town of Sunnydale and battled monsters. And it gave a platform to most of the horror and high school archetypes we see in today’s TV and it made Joss Whedon a household name.
Although with such a rich universe there is potential too bring Buffy back without actually bringing Buffy back, the idea of leaving Buffy as an untouched time capsule of it’s decade and of a time before every single other show was stealing their plot lines.