Sarah Michelle Gellar Supports the “Buffy” Reboot

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Sarah Michelle Gellar wants you to give the new Buffy the Vampire Slayer a chance.

The 41-year-old played the title character in the Joss Whedon series which ran from 1997 to 2003.

It was confirmed in July that Whedon would be producing a remake of the much-loved show —without the original cast — much to the hesitancy and anger of the series’ fans.

But perhaps their opinion will change now that the reboot has been endorsed by none other than Sarah herself.

The former slayer 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.”

Her co-star and on-screen love interest, David Boreanaz, agreed, saying to fans at New York Comic Con, “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.”

Let’s hope the fans change their minds.