No, Buffy's Super Bowl Ad Doesn't Mean Sarah Michelle Gellar Is Doing The Reboot

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Sarah Michelle Gellar is currently starring in her first Super Bowl ad. From the sound of things, she is not on the verge of starring in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot. When asked about potentially appearing on the series, Gellar responded, saying:

I don’t know anything about it, honestly. I think that it's a great story and I’m glad that it will get retold and hope that people will watch it. But, you know, I’ve told my story with it.

Based on what Sarah Michelle Gellar told The Wrap, that sounds like a "no." Of course, things change. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot is still early in its progress. As of now, Gellar will not be putting in an appearance. Nor will she be involved in the series in a behind-the-scenes capacity.

It may be disappointing for fans, who wanted to see Sarah Michelle Gellar put in an appearance on the Buffy reboot. However, it also makes sense that Gellar feels as if she has finished telling her story as Buffy Summers.

Sarah Michelle Gellar starred on the series for seven seasons and nearly 150 episodes. The series began in 1997 and wrapped in 2003. Hence, Gellar has not played Buffy in over fifteen years. Considering the significant amount of time that has passed since it ended, Gellar’s desire to move on is entirely understandable.

While she may not be in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot, Sarah Michelle Gellar is showing her support for the project. Gellar joins her former co-star David Boreanaz in expressing enthusiasm for the reboot.

Like Sarah Michelle Gellar, David Boreanaz did not seem interested in reprising his role from the long-running series. One Buffy the Vampire Slayer star open to returning for the reboot is James Marsters. So fans of the original interested in having an original cast member take part have reason to hope it could happen.

While widely reported as a reboot, there have been indications the new Buffy series will be more of a revival. Either way, Sarah Michelle Gellar has no plans to be involved. There are other non-original cast members who want be, though. Time will tell what happens.

As for Sarah Michelle Gellar, her career continues to soar. She is headlining a Super Bowl ad for Olay and having a little fun with her scream queen status in the process.

You cannot ask for a larger stage to play on than the Super Bowl. Hence, there is reason to think the already buzz-generating ad will be among those heavily discussed.

Sarah Michelle Gellar also has a new TV show in the works that sounds incredibly intriguing. So her days as Buffy may be behind her, but her time on television certainly is not.

Hopefully for fans who want to see Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers at least one more time, something can eventually happen. In the meantime, you can watch any of the new shows premiering soon while you await the premiere of the new Buffy the Vampire Slayer series.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.