Sarah Michelle Gellar is making her return to the world of supernatural-based television in the upcoming Teen Wolf spin-off Wolf Pack. Teen Wolf was a hit television series aired on MTV from 2011 to 2017 and was a remake of the 1985 film of the same name. Yet the series is less inspired by the original film and more from the hit television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, and it now appears the two worlds will collide in a sense.
While Gellar is most famous for the lead role on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which aired from 1997 to 2003, she has had an incredibly long and successful career. She starred in several successful films, including Cruel Intentions, The Grudge, and both live-action Scooby-Doo films. After some time away from television, she returned to short-lived series like CW’s Ringer and CBS’s The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams, both of which lasted one season. She has also lent her voice to animated series like as a Sith Inquisitor on Star Wars: Rebels and, most recently, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, where she voiced Teela. Gellar is a legacy in television, and it looks like she will continue with her next project, returning to the supernatural world in a Teen Wolf spin-off.
As announced at San Diego Comic-Con, Gellar is set to star in Wolf Pack for Paramount+ and will also serve as one of the series’ Executive producers. Gellar will play the role of arson Investigator Kristin Ramsey, a highly regarded expert in her field brought in by authorities to catch the teenage arsonist who started a massive wildfire which may have also led to the reawakening of a supernatural predator terrorizing Los Angeles. Gellar joins Armani Jackson, Bella Shepard, Chloe Rose Robertson, and Tyler Lawrence Gray.
Wolf Pack, which is based on the book series by Edo Van Belkom, is an attempt by Paramount to grow and expand the Teen Wolf brand. Teen Wolf: The Movie is set to premiere on Paramount+, has brought back most of the original cast and will set up the spin-off series. Wolf Pack will be the first spin-off series and likely a way for Paramount to expand the brand in a way they have with Star Trek, Spongebob, and Yellowstone into a long-running franchise with multiple spin-offs to keep the brand going for years.
Gellar stepping into an Executive Producer role on Wolf Pack shows a natural evolution of her career. The star has spoken about her difficulties and conflicts with Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon, and Gellar likely wants to make a working environment that is very different then what was reported on Buffy. While no word on when Wolf Pack will premiere, with a major star like Gellar both in front of and behind the camera, it certainly will become a high priority for Paramount and a must-watch for fans and newcomers alike.