Sarah Michelle Gellar is returning to TV — however this time she’s working with werewolves. 

The “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star headlines the Paramount+ collection “Wolf Pack,” directed by Jeff Davis (“Teen Wolf”) and premiering Jan. 26. 

Gellar, 45, instructed The Post that she was initially reluctant to do one other supernatural present. 

“I simply suppose [that] if you’ve lived in a world that also stands the take a look at of time, and that people are still watching, it’s arduous to do one thing that is likely to be thought of related and have inevitable comparisons,” she stated, referring to her starring function on “Buffy,” which ran for seven seasons and 144 episodes (1997-2003). 

“It simply doesn’t make sense since you’re not attempting to repeat your self,” she stated. “But, on the similar time, if folks love you in romantic comedies, you don’t keep away from all of them. You simply discover the one which speaks to you and says one thing. It was additionally the right timing for me.” 


Sarah Michelle Gellar on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" holding a knife.
Sarah Michelle Gellar on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
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Sarah Michelle Gellar smiling slightly.
Sarah Michelle Gellar as Kristin Ramsey in “Wolf Pack.”
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 Rodrigo Santoro as Garrett Briggs and  Sarah Michelle Gellar as  Kristin Ramsey in "Wolf Pack" walking in a garage.
Rodrigo Santoro as Garrett Briggs and Sarah Michelle Gellar as Kristin Ramsey in “Wolf Pack.”
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“Wolf Pack” is predicated on a book series by Edo Van Belkom and follows youngsters Everett (Armani Jackson), Blake (Bella Shepard), Luna (Chloe Rose Robertson) and Harlan (Tyler Lawrence Gray) — introduced collectively by mysterious circumstances involving a California wildfire and the chew of a werewolf. Rodrigo Santoro (“Westworld,” “Lost”) co-stars as park ranger Garrett Briggs, the adopted father of Luna and Harlan. Gellar, who’s additionally an govt producer, performs arson investigator Kristin Ramsey.

“In the primary couple of episodes, she’s there to resolve who began the hearth … Later on, her motivations will turn out to be clearer and extra layered. I believe it’s necessary to notice, too, that certainly one of our essential characters is homosexual, and that’s simply the best way it’s,” stated Gellar, referring to Harlan.

“So usually on these reveals, it’s a facet character. Or if it’s a essential character, there are large discussions about how his sexuality impacts the household. I keep in mind on ‘Buffy’ there have been arguments when Willow fell in love with Tara. People have been like, ‘I don’t know if we wish to do that. We have to elucidate!’ But now, there’s this normalization of [Harlan’s] sexuality on this present that I’ve by no means skilled earlier than. I simply like to see how that’s advanced.” 


Sarah Michelle Gellar as Kristin Ramsey on "Wolf Pack" standing under an "emergency" sign.
Sarah Michelle Gellar as Kristin Ramsey on “Wolf Pack.”
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Tyler Gray as Harlan Briggs, Chloe Robertson as Luna Briggs, Armani Jackson as Everett Lang and Bella Shepard as Blake Navarro in "Wolf Pack" stand outside looking serious.
Tyler Gray as Harlan Briggs, Chloe Robertson as Luna Briggs, Armani Jackson as Everett Lang and Bella Shepard as Blake Navarro in “Wolf Pack.”
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 Sarah Michelle Gellar as Kristin Ramsey in "Wolf Pack."
Sarah Michelle Gellar as Kristin Ramsey in “Wolf Pack.”
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Gellar’s lengthy resume contains her Daytime Emmy-winning function on “All My Children” and films resembling “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “Cruel Intentions.” She took a step back from Hollywood after her 2013 CBS comedy, “The Crazy Ones,” (co-starring the late Robin Williams) in order to deal with elevating her two youngsters with husband Freddie Prinze Jr., 46. But now that her youngsters are 10 and 13, Gellar is prepared for her comeback. 

“In the back of my head, I at all times meant to [return],” she stated. “I knew I might know when the time was right, and it began to really feel like that earlier than COVID. And then the pandemic hit and it was like, ‘Oh, there goes that concept!’ But throughout [that time], I spotted that whether or not it’s new reveals you watched or older reveals you found, how a lot storytelling helped us get via this era. I wished to be a part of that tradition once more. And my youngsters are older now. I joke they depart me extra usually than I depart them.” 

Gellar, who’s centered on “Wolf Pack” for the time being, stated “I’m taking it slower; my days of three tasks directly are over.” She’s a fan of the HBO anthology collection “The White Lotus” and who like to seem in the collection: “Me and all people else in the universe, I’m positive!” 

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