Buffy cast reunite at fan convention 16 years on

Laura Hannam
Reporter
11 of the cult show’s cast reunited. (Instagram)

Buffy The Vampire Slayer fans were in for a treat at Oregon, USA’s Wizard World Portland on Sunday. Eleven members of the cult show’s cast attended the fan convention, giving a Q&A on stage and posing with fans for selfies.

While the show’s iconic star, Sarah Michelle Gellar, was noticeably absent, fans were still delighted to see many of the show’s most beloved characters reunite 16 years after the show ended.

The actors in attendance included Amber Benson (Tara), Julie Benz (Darla), Lyari Limon (Kennedy), Amy Acker (Fred), James Leary (Clem), James Marsters (Spike), Clare Kramer (Glory), Alexis Denisof (Wesley), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia), Alyson Hannigan (Willow), and Nicholas Brendon (Xander).


The actors reportedly discussed which Harry Potter houses they reckon they’d be members of, their favourite Girl Scout cookies and their favourite colours.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a television spin-off of the cult 1992 movie with the same name, ran from 1996-2003 and launched the careers of several Hollywood actors – including Sarah Michelle Gellar, David Boreanaz and Alyson Hannigan.

It also provided a career renaissance for Anthony Head, who’d earned previous fame in Britain for his Nescafe ads of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

Buffy is reportedly lined up for a comeback on Fox, but its cast and release date has yet to be confirmed.

Its producer, Monica Owusu-Breen also shared on Twitter last summer that it won’t be a reboot in its truest form, as she believes the original and widely beloved characters can’t be replaced.


 

She teased that the world may be ready for a “new slayer.”

“For some genre writers it’s ‘Star Wars. ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ is my ‘Star Wars’. Before I became a writer, I was a fan.

“For seven seasons, I watched Buffy Summers grow up, find love, kill that love. I watched her fight, and struggle and slay. There is only one Buffy. One Xander, one Willow, Giles, Cordelia, Oz, Tara, Kendra, Faith, Spike, Angel … They can’t be replaced.

“Joss Whedon’s brilliant and beautiful series can’t be replicated. I wouldn’t try to. But here we are, 20 years later … and the world seems a lot scarier. So maybe, it could be time to meet a new Slayer … And that’s all I can say,” she wrote.


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