Dolly Parton gave a promising update on a potential Buffy the Vampire Slayer revival.
In a recent interview, the country singer said producers were working on bringing back the series that starred Sarah Michelle Gellar.
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“They’re still working on that,” Parton told Business Insider in an interview posted Jan. 24. “They’re thinking about bringing it back and revamping it.”
Parton didn’t delve into details about who was involved in rebooting the series. The “Jolene” singer is attached to the series that ran between 1997 and 2003 as a producer via her production company Sandollar Productions she co-founded with her former manager Sandy Gallin.
Gellar talked about Parton’s involvement on the show in an interview last year noting that she never actually got to meet her in person.
“Yes, little known fact, the legend Dolly Parton was a producer,” Gellar said during an interview on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon from Feb. 2023. “We never saw her [but] we’d get Christmas gifts in the beginning that would have our name, and I would think, ‘She doesn’t even know who I am.’ And then one day, someone asked her about it, and she complimented the show and my performance. I was like, ‘Oh, I can die now. Dolly Parton knows who I am and thinks I’m good.’”
In Jan. 2023, Gellar said a revival “doesn’t need to be done.”
“We wrapped that up,” she told SFX Magazine (via MovieWeb). “I am all for them continuing the story, because there’s the story of female empowerment. I love the way the show was left: ‘Every girl who has the power can have the power.’ It’s set up perfectly for someone else to have the power. But like I said, the metaphors of Buffy were the horrors of adolescence. I think I look young, but I am not an adolescent.”
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