Sarah Michelle Gellar & David Boreanaz Support 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Reboot
Sarah Michelle Gellar is showing her support for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot.
The 41-year-old actress discussed the new show in an interview with People published Thursday amid fan backlash.
"At the end of the day, it's all about great storytelling," she said. "If a story lives on, then I think it should be told in any incarnation it can be told in."
Joss Whedon is helming the project with Monica Owusu-Breen.
Gellar said she's in agreement with former co-star David Boreanaz, who defended the reboot during an appearance Thursday at New York Comic-Con.
"It's a good thing. Let's just embrace [it]," the 49-year-old actor told fans, according to Deadline. "I'm very happy for them. They want to embrace a new generation, something new."
"Everybody wants old, they want to go back, which I can understand. You want to see us back in these roles. It's great, it's cool, [but] things move on, stories evolve, times change," he said.
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Gellar and Boreanaz played Buffy Summers and Angel on the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which had a seven-season run on The WB/UPN from 1997 to 2003. Gellar said in a Build interview in 2017 that a revival wouldn't work with the original cast.
"We had seven amazing seasons... [but] none of us are immortal," she said of herself and her co-stars. "I'm just not sure how the horrors of adolescence translate into a very tired girl over here that really doesn't want to work all night in a graveyard."
Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon will executive produce the new reboot. People reported in July the show will feature a black actress as Buffy.
By Annie Martin
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.