There has been something of a backlash since it was announced last July that ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ is getting the reboot treatment, but star of the 00s series Sarah Michelle Gellar and her former co-star David Boreanaz are in full support of the reimagining.
Gellar told People: “At the end of the day, it’s all about great storytelling.
“If a story lives on, then I think it should be told in any incarnation it can be told in.”
Just hours previously, Boreanaz was also expressing enthusiasm for the reboot, addressing a packed room of Buffy fans at New York Comic Con. According to reports, booing could be heard as the reboot was discussed.
Boreanaz said: “Come on, guys. It’s a good thing. Let’s just embrace [it]. I’m very happy for them. They want to embrace a new generation, something new. … I’m all for it. I think it’s fantastic. Good for them. I hope that it becomes huge and successful.”
Gellar agrees with Boreanaz, telling PEOPLE: “I’m with David.”
Previously, the backlash provoked writer and showrunner of the new series, Monica Owusu-Breen, who worked on the likes of 'Alias', 'Lost', and 'Agents of SHIELD', to release a statement assuring fans there is only one ‘Buffy.’
She tweeted: “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, twenty years later… and the world seems a lot scarier. So maybe, it could be time to meet a new Slayer.”
Original series creator Joss Whedon is also on board as an executive producer in what's being described as a "contemporary" and "richly diverse" take on the original series.
It's reportedly set to have a black actress in the lead, taking over the role from Sarah Michelle Gellar.
The original series celebrated its 20th anniversary in March of last year.