This year has a lot of work to do to make up for how horrible 2016 was, but bringing back "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" would be a killer start.
Nothing has been confirmed for "Buffy" getting all reboot-y, so don't start wiggin' yet, but 39-year-old actress Sarah Michelle Gellar isn't ruling out the possibility.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the "Buffy" star said while she thought the young age of her character was important to the show, she could imagine a more adult Buffy.
I have always believed that what was so unique about the show was the use of horrors of those formative years. With high school and college as a backdrop, we were able to address racism, identity, bullying, guilt, death, first love and heartbreak using the demons as metaphors for the demons we all experience. I am not sure how that translates into adulthood, although I am sure it could.
So... it's not a "no," you guys! (It's also not a "yes," but let's focus on the not-no part.)
Gellar does have one suggestion, though, if we do return to the world of slayage: that Buffy be five by five, for real this time.
The burden of saving the world a lot always weighed heavily on her, so for her sake, I hope she is somewhere on a beautiful beach located far away from any Hellmouth.
Honestly, I would be so here for a full season of the Scooby Gang just having conflict-free fun on the beach, far away from Sunnydale.
Giles would wear his jacket, despite the heat. Willow would look amazing in a vintage one-piece bathing suit.
Angel would somehow magically be fine in the sun. Spike would somehow magically be fine, period. And Tara. And Anya. And Joyce.
Everyone would be alive, no one would be hurt physically or emotionally and we'd never have to watch Buffy cry again.
Sigh. A gal can dream, can't she?
This year would actually be a perfect time to bring back "Buffy," because we're coming up on the show's 20th anniversary in March.
(Yes, you are old, and yes that is really scary.)
And trust me, Gellar feels the same way as you — she grew up with the show.
She told The Hollywood Reporter,
The most formidable years of my life — transition from teenager to adult — were spent filming 'Buffy.' I learned every day from the experience and from her. She taught me it wasn't about being perfect; it was about trying the hardest to be the best you you can be.
Cool, so let's just all agree that we need to desperately relive our youth, and make this reboot happen, mmk?
In the meantime, re-watch the intro and dance around your house, for old times' sake.
Citations: Sarah Michelle Gellar Reveals Where She Thinks Buffy Would Be Today (The Hollywood Reporter), Sarah Michelle Gellar Is Ready For a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Reboot, On One Condition (Cosmopolitan)