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Last Updated:  Thursday, 27 February, 2003, 10:42 GMT
Buffy star says show is over
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Gellar starred in Scooby-Doo
The star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer has said the current series of the show will be its last.

Sarah Michelle Gellar, who plays the vampire hunter, said she wanted to end her role in the show on a high.

"Buffy, in this incarnation, is over," Gellar told Entertainment Weekly magazine.

But Buffy creator Joss Whedon is planning a spin-off which may include some original cast members.

The seventh series, currently showing on UPN in the US and Sky One in the UK, will be the final according to Gellar.

There will be a return of many favourite characters from the past as it reaches its climax including rogue slayer Faith and Buffy's first love Angel, played by David Boreanez.

Gellar says the finale will be "pretty spectacular".

The 25-year-old has forged a career away from Buffy, starring in the blockbusters including I Know What You Did Last Summer and Scooby-Doo.

Gellar, who is married to actor Freddie Prinze Jr, said she was keen for Buffy to end while it was still popular.

''You always worry about being the show that's been on too long - especially when you're a cult hit,'' explains Gellar.

''Last year, a lot of people were ready to tear us down. [So when] we started to have such a strong year this year, I thought 'this is how I want to go out - on top, at our best'.''

There have been constant rumours in recent years that Buffy would be axed.

Whedon moved the show from the Fox network to the smaller UPN station following a dispute over a money.

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