Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to television, but this time she’s working with werewolves.
The “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star tops the Paramount+ “Wolf Pack” series, directed by Jeff Davis (“Teen Wolf”) and released on January 26.
Gellar45, told The Post that she was initially reluctant to do another supernatural show.
“I just think [that] when you have lived in a world that still stands the test of time, and that people keep looking It’s hard to do something that could be considered similar and have inevitable comparisons,” he said, referring to his starring role on “Buffy,” which ran for seven seasons and 144 episodes (1997-2003).
“It just doesn’t make sense because you’re not trying to repeat yourself,” he said. “But at the same time, if people love you in rom-coms, you don’t avoid them all. You only find the one who talks to you and tells you something. It was also the right time for me.”
“Wolf Pack” is based on a series of books by Edo Van Belkom and follows teenagers Everett (Armani Jackson), Blake (Bella Shepard), Luna (Chloe Rose Robertson) and Harlan (Tyler Lawrence Gray), brought together by mysterious circumstances involving a California wildfire and the bite of a a werewolf. rodrigo santoro (“Westworld,” “Lost”) co-stars as game warden Garrett Briggs, the adoptive father of Luna and Harlan. Gellar, who is also an executive producer, plays arson investigator Kristin Ramsey.
“In the first two episodes, she’s there to figure out who started the fire… Later on, her motivations become more layered and clear. I think it’s also important to note that one of our main characters is gay, and that’s just the way it is,” Gellar said, referring to Harlan.
“Very often on these shows, he’s a supporting character. Or if she’s a main character, there are big discussions about how her sexuality affects the family. I remember in ‘Buffy’ there were arguments when Willow fell in love with Tara. People were saying, ‘I don’t know if we want to do this. We have to explain it! But now, there is this normalization of [Harlan’s] sexuality on this show that I have never experienced before. I love seeing how it has evolved.”
Gellar’s extensive resume includes her Daytime Emmy-winning role on “All My Children” and films like “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “Cruel Intentions.” She took a step back from Hollywood after her 2013 CBS sitcom “The Crazy Ones” (co-starring the late Robin Williams) to focus on raising her two children with her husband Freddie Prinze Jr., of 46 years. But now that her kids are 10 and 13, Gellar is ready for her comeback.
“In the back of my head, I always intended to [return],” she said. “I knew she would know when the time was right, and she started feeling that way before COVID. And then the pandemic hit and it was like, ‘Oh, there goes that idea!’ but during [that time], I found that whether it was new shows you watched or older shows you discovered, storytelling really helped us through this period. I wanted to be part of that culture again. And my children are older now. I joke that they leave me more often than I leave them.”
Gellar, who is focused on “Wolf Pack” at the moment, said, “I’m taking it a little easier; my days of three projects at once are over.” She is a fan of the HBO anthology series “The White Lotus” and likes appearing on the series: “Me and everyone else in the universe, I’m sure!”
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