It was announced last month that Buffy the Vampire Slayer would be revived for a new treatment under the guiding hand of creator and Avengers director Joss Whedon. The original cast may appear lukewarm to any sort of revival or reunion, but Alyson Hannigan, who played nerd-turned-witch Willow Rosenberg, offered her opinion on the update.
The actor was positive about the prospect of a new Buffy, but only if Whedon is involved. "As long as Joss is involved it will be good, I'm sure," she said in an interview with E! News.
Hannigan added Buffy was ahead of its time and still hears a lot from fans about how good and timeless the show is. "I feel like the old show would still hold up," said Hannigan. "At least that's what people keep telling me."
Buffy became one of those shows the original viewers watch years later. "Now the fans of the show, their children are watching so we have a whole other generation," Hannigan said, also quipping that reruns would work today in primetime.
Hannigan admits she has no insider details, but she looks forward to seeing if the new Buffy lives up to the storied legacy of the show. "But I don't know I just hope the reboot is as good as ours was," she said.
The jury is still out on if Hannigan will return to the role of Willow for Joss Whedon's next televised iteration of Buffy, which producer and Whedon collaborator Monica Owusu-Breen assured fans via Twitter wouldn't be a full reboot