Sarah Michelle Gellar has said that a Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie could potentially happen, but only if the material is a good fit.
“Joss [Whedon] and I always talk about [a movie],” Gellar told E! News’ Kristin Dos Santos. “But the thing with Buffy is that Buffy was a movie, and it ultimately didn’t work as a film. And I mean, we had such miles to overcome when we were trying to do a TV show based on a movie. And one of the reasons is that the story works better over time.”
The 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer comedy-horror film starred Kristy Swanson in the titular role and was adapted into a TV series five years later and ran until 2003. The film was a moderate box office success and received mixed reviews from critics. The series, however, took a darker approach and received critical acclaim throughout its seven-season run. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was nominated for a number of Golden Globe and Emmy awards, and eventually won three Emmys.
While fans never got the eighth season they wanted, they did get a canonical continuation in comic book form four years later: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 was published from 2007 to 2011 and followed the events of the last episode of the series. Season 9 followed in 2011. Whedon also published an Angel continuation called Angel: After the Fall, and a Spike series.
Gellar, however, didn’t completely rule out a Buffy movie.
“If there was ever the right story, we would do it,” she said. She also joked, “At this point, the stake would be my walker and I would be hobbling in.”
Until then, Sarah Michelle Gellar will star in The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams. Williams plays Simon Roberts, an aging advertising executive working with his daughter, Sydney. The Crazy Ones marks 61-year-old Williams’ first series regular role in three decades; he last starred in the Happy Days’ spinoff Mork & Mindy from 1978 to 1982.
The series premiere of The Crazy Ones airs September 26 on CBS.
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