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Dolly Parton Hints At 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Reboot

30 January 2024 | 11:17 am | Jessie Lynch

The 'Jolene' singer was a secret producer on the iconic '90s series.

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Country music icon Dolly Parton has sent ’90s babies into a tizzy this week after she seemingly hinted about the potential return of the iconic '90s series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

ICYMI: Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a popular television series that originally aired from 1997 to 2003. It was created by Joss Whedon and gained a dedicated fanbase for its unique blend of supernatural elements, strong female lead, and witty dialogue.

The show starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers, a young woman chosen to battle against vampires, demons, and other supernatural forces.

Now, in a recent interview with Business Insider, the Jolene singer said there very well be a reboot of the iconic series in future, saying, "They're still working on that. They're thinking about bringing it back and revamping it."

If Buffy were to make a comeback, it would join the ranks of other '90s favourites that have recently undergone the reboot treatment such as Sex and the City and Beverly Hills, 90210, which have successfully rekindled the nostalgia of their fan base in recent years.

And if you are confused as to how Dolly comes into the equation of the supernatural series — the country crooner was a “secret” producer on the show, although the cast never had the opportunity to meet her in person, with Parton's involvement being somewhat behind the scenes.

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Speaking on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last February, Sarah Michelle Gellar elaborated: “Yes, little known fact, the legend Dolly Parton was a producer. 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.’”

However, in January 2023, Gellar said a revival “doesn’t need to be done.”

“We wrapped that up,” she told SFX Magazine.

“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.”