The Cast of Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got Together & Talked About a Revival
It has been twenty years since Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Buffy Summers first walked the halls of Sunnydale High. Feel like an old yet? Yeah, me too. Well, while I know you’re probably still licking your wounds over Netflix’s April purge of all seven seasons of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, the 20th anniversary presents some cheerier news—like a reunion, and a possible revival.
Indeed, Entertainment Weekly recently gathered the entire cast (save for school librarian Giles aka Anthony Head who was indisposed by a rehearsals for an upcoming play) of the iconic and cult hit for a celebratory reunion. That’s right, Sarah Michelle Gellar, David Boreanaz, Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon, James Marsters, and the rest of the crew all made it out for the get together—and it was marvelous.
At the reunion, the cast talked love interests—Angel vs. Spike (*cough cough* Angel *cough cough*)—a polarizing season six (showrunner Joss Whedon stepped away), Tara’s death, and more.
The cast also discussed their feelings about a Buffy The Vampire Slayer resurrection. James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter (who played Buffy frenemies Spike and Cordelia, respectively) both voiced some excitement around the prospect of a reboot. Alyson Hannigan, who played Buffy’s bestie Willow, suggested a Buffy cartoon. Sarah Michelle Gellar was of the mind that bottling the kind of magic the show enjoyed for a second time would be a difficult task.
What about the show’s creator, Joss Whedon, you ask? Well, Whedon left the door open for a possible Buffy revival. “Everything sort of finds its way back somewhere,” he said to Entertainment Weekly. “[…] But yeah, the great thing is everybody looks great, and the other great thing is the show is about growing up.”
Buffy The Vampire Slayer is a show that seemed to transcend its TV medium. It spawned such a cult following that Buffy The Vampire Slayer, is sometimes seen as a kind of tao by which to live. So much so, in fact, that my actual high school once offered an actual Buffy elective. True story. As Sarah Michelle Gellar noted to Entertainment Weekly, the show was “the ultimate metaphor: horrors of adolescence manifesting through these actual monsters.”
Does Buffy still resonate with you? What kind of Buffy shipper are you: Buffy/Angel? Buffy/Spike? Willow/Tara? Xander/Cordelia? Weigh in below and be sure to tell us whether or not you’d want to see a Buffy The Vampire Slayer revival. Or maybe it’s just better to leave our favorite TV shows alone. Either way, what are your feelings on Buffy being….well, undead?