It's been over a decade since a new episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer hit the air, and even though the show has lived on as a comic book, fans have been dying to see the cast reunite. That happened earlier this month, when the gang got back together for Entertainment Weekly's annual reunion issue. We have some of the photos below. Does all the good will shown by the actors mean a revival is possible?
Maybe. Maybe not. TV revivals have been big business lately. Gilmore Girls wowed Netflix subscribers when it returned with a special 4-part series earlier this year. Fuller House has been a smash, with a third season on the way. And Prison Break is waiting in the wings to make its big comeback. We're also getting new episodes of Will & Grace soon. So, what about Buffy the Vampire Slayer?
The cast is divided on whether or not the show should be resurrected from its TV grave. After 7 successful seasons, the drama, which blended in elements of horror and comedy, went onto survive for four more additional seasons as a comic book. Though, talk of bringing back these characters in live action has often been discussed. Alyson Hanningan, who played Willow, believes she has the best idea on how this small screen universe can live and thrive once again.
"I think we should do the Buffy cartoon."
While the cast can't come to an agreement on whether there should be new live-action episodes of the show produced, they all seem to agree that creator Joss Whedon, who wrote the movie upon which the show is based, needs to come back, otherwise it doesn't happen. He seemed optimistic about the chances of it actually happening.
""Everything sort of finds its way back somewhere. I've been trying deliberately to move forward and do something a little bit different. But yeah, the great thing is everybody looks great, and the other great thing is the show is about growing up. If we did it with these guys, they'd be the age they basically are. They'd probably play a little younger because they can do that. But yeah, you'd see somebody going through their life at a different stage. It wouldn't be like, 'I can't believe we're still in high school! I wear Depends!'"
Probably the biggest holdout when it comes to reviving Buffy as a live-action TV show, one that could possibly stream on Netflix, is Buffy herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar. The show won't happen without her. And she doesn't seem too keen on bringing back her most iconic alter ego.
"At a certain point, when things are magical, you don't want to go back and Godfather III it, right? I'm sure the fans are incredibly disappointed to hear that answer, but I think they'd be more disappointed if we created something and it didn't live up to the expectation because the expectation is so incredibly high. And I love that it can live in comic form and graphic novels. There are so many worlds it can live in."
Other members of the cast tend to disagree with Gellar. Charisma Carpenter, for one, believes it would be a huge hit, saying, 'It would just make so many people happy." We've collected some of the best reunion photos for you hear. You can see the rest at Entertainment Weekly.