It's an exciting time to be a Buffy fan as the smash-hit supernatural drama is celebrating 20 years since its unforgettable series finale. In other words, it's the perfect time for a rewatch.


Sarah Michelle Gellar and her illustrious co-stars, including Alyson Hannigan and Anthony Head, won the hearts of a generation of fantasy fans in a TV show that is still considered one of the greatest of all time.

Fortunately, it's easier than ever to binge-watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer as all seven seasons are available via Star on Disney Plus, which specialises in mature programming both past and present.

As part of your Buffy celebration, be sure to check out the exciting slate of content right here on, where we're delving into a full RT Rewind on a true icon of the 1990s.

For now, here's all that you need to know about how to watch Buffy online in the UK.

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How to watch Buffy in the UK

Buffy is available to stream on Disney Plus, where it falls under the adult-oriented Star banner.

There's plenty more available that will entertain fans of '90s paranormal cult classics (hey, it's a genuine niche) – for example, you'll also find every season of The X-Files is included on Star.

If you'd sooner skip signing up to Disney Plus, you can always pick up Buffy on DVD instead. Buy the complete series boxset.

What is Buffy the Vampire Slayer about?

Cast of 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'

As the opening voiceover in early episodes recounts: "In every generation there is a Chosen One... she alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer."

In the year 1997, the burden of vampire slayer fell to Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar), an all-American gal who stepped up to the task of protecting her hometown of Sunnydale against an influx of vampires, demons and other supernatural pests - and preventing the end of the world on more than one occasion.

Buffy was never alone in this task: she had help from her mentor/Watcher Giles (Anthony Head), witch/BFF Willow, smart mouth Xander and high-school bitch-turned-hero Cordelia. Buffy also had to contend with the smouldering advances of Angel, a vampire with a soul who pretty much set the blueprint for Hot Brooding Bloodsucker (and to whom Robert Pattinson owes a serious debt).

There was also Spike, a bleach-haired punk vampire who was only intended to star in a few episodes, but was so well-received by fans he became a regular character.

Beneath all the occult stuff and the now-rickety SFX, Buffy was always a relatable story at heart. We get to watch Buffy deal with high-school issues and grow up, often painfully, into a wise, responsible woman. We watch her relationships with her friends and family change along the way. We watch her fall in love.

How many seasons of Buffy are there?

There are seven seasons of Buffy all in all, and in the interests of avoiding a controversy among fans, we won't say which is best. (Season Five. It's definitely Season Five.)

Buffy cast: Who stars in Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

Sarah Michelle Gellar headed up the cast as Buffy, while her friend Willow was played by Alyson Hannigan, best known outside of Buffy as the flute-wielding Michelle in the American Pie films.

Giles was played by Anthony Head, best known at that point for a series of Nescafe ads and becoming an unlikely sex symbol in the process.

David Boreanaz played Angel, who got his own eponymous spin-off show which ran for five seasons. He was joined in this by Charisma Carpenter, who played Cordelia in both shows.

James Marsters, owner of the sharpest cheekbones in this world or any other, played fan favourite Spike.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is available to stream on Disney Plus. Sign up to Disney+ now for £79.90 for a year or £7.99 a month.

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