This new “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” book will give you a super intimate, behind-the-scenes look at your favorite show
Calling all Buffy fans: Get yourself over to Amazon now and pre-order a copy of the new Buffy the Vampire Slayer book that comes out at the end of September, because you’re going to want this tome. The tell-all, unofficial book, called SLAYERS & VAMPIRES: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy and Angel, includes interviews with over 100 cast and crew members from both Buffy and its spinoff, Angel.
The book’s interviewees include Buffy creator Joss Whedon and actors Felicia Day, Eliza Dushku, David Boreanaz, Anthony Stewart Head, Charisma Carpenter, James Marsters, Amy Acker, J. August Richards, and more, and it will explain how the TV show spun off from the movie, how the show was passed around between two networks, and all the other stuff you’ve always wished you’d known about your favorite show.
The classic show celebrated its 20th anniversary in March, and although Sarah Michelle Gellar isn’t included in the confirmed list of interviewees in the book, she does have a soft spot for the career-launching series. She wrote on Instagram to celebrate the anniversary:
First the movie, then a passed-over pilot presentation, and eventually a mid-season time slot on a little-known network. That first season, we liked to think of ourselves as the little show that could. While we knew the potential, I don’t think any of us saw the lasting impact our show would have."
The show, which aired for seven seasons and ended in 2003, was labeled one of the greatest shows of all time by Rolling Stone magazine, and we sort of have to agree. Buffy was badass at a time when not a lot of women on television were so empowered. It was also one of the first teen shows that had an openly gay character, Willow — making history on so many levels.
Gellar added in her tribute, “As an actor, you wish for that one role where you can leave your mark and forever be remembered, with Buffy I got so much more. She’s a feminist challenge to gender hierarchy. Buffy may have been the Chosen One, but I was the lucky one.”
It’s always a bummer when we remember that there’ll never be another Buffy season, but this new book will definitely fill the void.