Buffy The Vampire Slayer Cast Reunites For 20th Anniversary

Can you believe it's been 20 years since Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) first aired on TV? With the supernatural drama available on streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, it still feels as relevant as the day it premiered.

Luckily for us, the main cast of the iconic show recently reunited to celebrate Buffy's anniversary with Entertainment Weekly. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, and Nicholas Brendon, and many more took photos for the upcoming issue of EW and got real about the show's major impact.

"It's the ultimate metaphor: horrors of adolescence manifesting through these actual monsters," Gellar, 39, said, reflecting on her demon-slaying days. "It's the hardest time of life."

David Boreanaz, who played vampire Angel, added, "When you're going through a really horrible part of your life, like your teenage years, you feel alone. And Buffy was a way to tell the audience you're not alone."

Buffy creator Joss Whedon also discussed the profound mark his show left on fans. "The most important thing to me is that I have had people come up to me and say the show made me feel different about what they could be, about what they could do, about how they respond to problems, about being a female leader," he said. "People getting strength from my own little terrors is...There is no better legacy than that."

Beyond speaking about Buffy's popularity, the group also took time to catch up, showing photos of their children to former castmates. Of course, they also took photos together for the magazine, leaving all of us to look on in awe of not only how well they've aged but also of how quickly they seem to have returned to their beloved characters.

Gellar shared a series of photos taken from the set of the photoshoot of her with Boreanaz. "Reunited and it feels so good," she wrote alongside the images.

Gellar also took over Entertainment Weekly's Instagram, posting photos with her former co-stars. "I love these goofballs," she captioned a photo with Seth Green and Emma Caulfield, who played Oz and Anya, respectively. "I will always be his little 'Pet,'" Gellar captioned another photo of herself, arms draped over James Marsters, who played Spike on the series.

The only main cast members missing from the EW shoot were Anthony Stewart Head, Eliza Dushku, and Marc Blucas. Maybe Whedon will be able to recruit them for the show's 25th anniversary? We can only dream.