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Sarah Michelle Gellar might come back as Buffy…for Dolly Parton

June 17th, 2024 by Marc Comments

Could we be on the verge of seeing the original Slayer, Buffy Summers, return for another battle with the Hellmouth?

While we’ve been reporting on a potential new series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for a few years now, we’ve known that star of the iconic 90s series, Sarah Michelle Gellar, was not interested in returning. At all.

But that might be changing.

We reported back in January that the new series of [Buffy] the Vampire Slayer is still in development and that country star, music idol and all-round legend Dolly Parton’s production company, Sanddollar Television, would be producing and this may have changed Gellar’s mind somewhat.

“I mean, like, if Dolly Parton is going to call me I’m always available to take a phone call from the queen,” Gellar now says.

Gellar had previously been very set against returning to the role that made her a household name in the 90s and 2000s, saying previously: “I love the way the show was left: ‘Every girl who has the power can have the power.’ It’s set up perfectly for someone else to have the power.

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“But like I said, the metaphors of Buffy were the horrors of adolescence. I think I look young, but I am not an adolescent.”

When the original series ended, Buffy, no longer ‘The Chosen One’ changed how the slayers were chosen and all potentia slayers were activated at once, meaning there was no longer a soul warrior but an army of them to fight the monsters, ghosts and, of course, vampires.

That said, not at least having Gellar back for the first episode or two would be weird, should the reboot ever see the light of day.

So it might take Dolly Parton to bring back the original Slayer? I can see some poetry in that, to be honest.

Thoughts? I want to hear them…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….