Sarah Michelle Gellar is back on TV, but this time working with werewolves.
The “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star will headline the Paramount+ series “The Wolf Pack,” directed by Jeff Davis (“Teen Wolf”), which premieres Jan. 26.
Geller, 45, told The Post that he was initially reluctant to do another supernatural show.
“just think [that] Living in a world that has stood the test of time and people are still watching, it’s hard to do things that are seen as similar and inevitably compared,” she said. ‘ ran for seven seasons and 144 episodes (1997 to her 2003).
“You’re not trying to repeat yourself, so it doesn’t make sense,” she said. You just find someone to talk to you and say something.
“The Wolf Pack” is based on the book series by Ed Van Belcom and follows teenage Everett (Armani Jackson), Blake (Bella Shepherd), Luna (Chloe Rose Robertson) and Harlan (Tyler Lawrence Grey) . California wildfires and werewolf bites. Rodrigo Santoro (“Westworld”, “Lost”) co-stars as park ranger Garrett Briggs, Luna and Harlan’s adoptive father. Geller, who is also an executive producer, plays arson investigator Christine Ramsey.
“In the first few episodes, she’s there to work out who started the fire… Later on, her motives become clearer and more layered. I think it’s also important to note that a person is gay.
Or, in the case of the main character, there is a big debate about how his sexuality affects his family. I remember People were saying, “I don’t know if I want to do this.” I have to explain! ” But now we have this normalization [Harlan’s] Sexuality in this show unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I love seeing how it has evolved. ”
Gellar’s long resume includes a Daytime Emmy Award-winning role in “All My Children” and movies like “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “Cruel Intentions.” It is After her 2013 CBS comedy The Crazy Ones (co-starring the late Robin Williams), she has her two children with her husband Freddie Prinze her Jr., 46. I took a step away from Hollywood to focus on raising myself. With the kids her 10 and her 13, Gellar is ready for a comeback.
“In the back of my mind, I always intended to [return],” she said. “I knew when the right time would come, but I was starting to feel that way even before COVID. !”but meanwhile [that time], made me realize how much storytelling helped me get through this period, whether it was a new show you watched or an old show you discovered. I wanted to be part of that culture again. And my kids are bigger now. I joke that they leave me more often than I leave them. ”
Geller, who is currently focusing on the Wolf Pack, said: Gone are the days when he had three projects at once. She is a fan of HBO’s anthology her series ‘The White Lotus’ and she likes to appear in the series.