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All seven seasons of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ are coming to All4

If the apocalypse comes, beep us.

By Will Stroude

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is coming to All4 next month – and whether lockdown is lifted or not, we can tell you now we’ll be staying in.

Joss Whedon’s iconic high school horror series – starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as schoolgirl tasked with ridding the world of demons – will be free to watch in full in the UK on Channel 4’s streaming service from June 1.

Episodes are also set to begin airing daily on E4, so you can get a daily fix of terrestrial Buffy goodness.

The news was announced via a special video message from actor James Marsters, who played vampire anti-hero Spike on the series.

“I’ve never met anyone who watched Buffy who didn’t love it”, Marsters said. “So if you check it out, you’ll probably get bit…”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which ran for 144 episodes across seven seasons between 1997-2003, won popular acclaim for its subversive take on the teen drama and supernatural genres.

The show’s early queer subtext and kick-ass female protagonist helped the show amass legions of LGBTQ fans, but the series also went on the break ground for LGBTQ representation too, as Buffy’s best friend Willo (Alyson Hannigan) became one of the first regular lesbian characters on a US teen drama.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer begins streaming on All4 from 1 June.