Why A Buffy The Vampire Slayer Revival Isn’t Going To Happen, According To One Star

Glory in Buffy

It's no secret that revival and reboots are everywhere. With the trend of nostalgia proving both profitable and popular, there are tons of shows and movies returning for long awaited sequels. One popular show that seems to always be at the center of reboot rumors is Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The supernatural dramedy has a a strong cult fanbase, with both Whedon and many of the main cast ascending to superstardom in the years following its finale. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we should expect more Buffy on the small screen. Actress Clare Kramer played the villainous Glory during the show's fifth season, and explained why the Scoobies won't be saving the world again anytime soon.

No! Nobody wants it. I think people are interested in what is happening with it, but I don't think true Buffy fans want it unless it's with the original cast which I don't think will happen.

Well, this seems pretty cut and dry. It just looks like those involved in Buffy the Vampire Slayer aren't interested in doing a new season. And without the iconic cast of characters, there really isn't a show to follow. That is, unless something crazy happens like that upcoming Charmed reboot.

Clare Kramer's comments to news.com.au will likely elicit mixed reactions from the Buffy The Vampire Slayer fandom. On one hand, the idea of seeing Buffy, Willow, and the rest of the crew in new episodes is almost mouth watering. Then again, Buffy had a pitch perfect series finale, and the cast isn't particularly interested in dusting vamps and engaging in the show's signature banter.

Rumors of a Buffy revival started really picking up when the cast and crew reunited for a special EW cover last year; seeing cast together in a graveyard set brought back all the feels. But while the actors seems to look back at their time in Sunnydale with fondness, they truly don't appear interested in a revival.

Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz have both cited their ages as reasons why they wouldn't want to return to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Considering vampires like Angel are supposed to be eternally youthful, it certainly wouldn't make sense for him to be an older man in new episodes. Joss Whedon also hasn't expressed any interest in doing more work with Buffy on the small screen, and there's simply no Buffy without Joss.

Of course, the story of the Scooby Gang does live on through the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics. Joss Whedon has continued the story for years through comics, and is able to take the narrative and scale to places a TV show never could.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is streaming its full seven seasons on Hulu. In the meantime, check out our summer premiere list to plan your next binge watch. Plus our Amazon premiere list and superhero premiere list to ensure you don't miss a single episode.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.