“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” possible reboot 2021


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Adair Taylor, Web Editor

Sarah Michelle Gellar who played “Buffy” in the hit 90’s show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, has recently denied doing a potential reboot for the show. Although this news is recent, it’s been almost three years since the show has gotten any recognition from the media. Sources such as syfy.com say Michelle told the “Mario Lopez podcast” that she is “way too tired and cranky to put in that work again” when asked about doing the Buffy reboot. She says that the show was “a metaphor for the horrors of adolescence.” She doesn’t think she should be the one playing Buffy this time.

Many sources, including syfy.com and Screen rant say that Gellar allegedly had a severed relationship with Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel which has similar characters. Gellar’s co-star Charisma Carpenter who played Cordelia Chase, recently spoke out on her Instagram story about how toxic the Buffy environment was and what really went on behind the scenes. 


Carpenter provided the media with examples such as “Whedon asked me if I was ‘going to keep it’ and manipulatively weaponized my womanhood and faith against me. He proceeded to attack my character, mock my religious beliefs, accuse me of sabotaging the show, and then unceremoniously fired me the following season once I gave birth.” A fellow co-star Amber Benson who played the character Tara Maclay in the show, replied to Charisma’s post saying that she supports everything that was said, and Buffy was a ‘toxic environment’. 

Even Gellar spoke out, although she did not confirm or deny the rumors of abuse that happened on set. She posted (also on instagram) a message that says “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… I stand with all survivors of abuse and am proud of them for speaking out.” It can be assumed that Gellar is not going to play Buffy Summers in the potential reboot because of the abuse that went down while Buffy the Vampire Slayer was filmed back in 1997.