How Sarah Michelle Gellar pays homage to 'Buffy' in supernatural drama 'Wolf Pack'

She's the thing that monsters have nightmares about.  After creating one of modern TV's most iconic characters in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer,"

Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to the supernatural genre with Paramount+'s "Wolf Pack" (streaming weekly on Thursdays), a new werewolf drama from "Teen Wolf" creator Jeff

Davis. When we meet Gellar's character, arson specialist Kristin Ramsey, she's interrogating a group of high schoolers about their possible connection to a

massive forest fire. Kristin only appears in a few minutes of the series' first two episodes but plays a crucial role in the story as the season goes on.  Start the day

smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. "It's definitely a slow build," Gellar says. "I liken it to 'The Sixth Sense,' how you have to

watch the whole movie, get to the end, and then go back and realize, 'Oh, I didn't see this, this and this.' There's bread crumbs throughout the beginning episodes where you might

see less of me, and you have to sort of put it together to really understand why I'm there."  More: Everything ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ has given me in the

past 20 years Gellar, 45, an executive producer on "Wolf Pack," tells us more about the show, "Buffy" and the viral resurgence of "Scooby-Doo."  (Edited and

condensed for clarity.)  Question: You've said that initially, you had no intention of saying yes to "Wolf Pack." After "Buffy," were you offered a lot of

supernatural films and TV series?