Twenty-three years ago, we were introduced again to Buffy Summers and her friends in beautiful (but deadly) Sunnydale, California.

Mon, Mar 10, 1997 – 13 · The Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pennsylvania) ·

Buffy first appeared in pop culture in 1992 movie starring Kristy Swanson, Luke Perry, Donald Sutherland, Paul Reubens and Rutger Hauer.

Buffy the television show would premiere some five years later on March 10, 1997 on new network, The WB. The show would run for 7 seasons with total of 144 episodes ending in 2003.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar, second left, star of television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” gestures to the show’s executive producer Joss Whedon, left, as she participates with fellow cast members during UPN’s part of the Television Critics Association summer press tour Monday, July 16, 2001, in Pasadena, Calif. Seated on the dais with Gellar are cast members Alyson Hannigan and James Marsters. Gellar killed speculation she wants to leave the show because it has moved from the WB to the struggling fledgling network UPN. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

The show also spawned a spin-off and a comic book. The show, Angel, focused on one of Buffy’s boyfriend who moved to Los Angeles to work as private detective.

The comic book continued the story lines from the television. It was published from 2007 to 2018.