In 1999, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ spinoff ‘Angel’ first hit the air. Now that it’s 20 years later, could there be some special recognition of that? It sounds that way. Star David Boreanaz appeared on the a.m. chat show ‘The Talk’ to discuss his current series ‘SEAL Team’, but he did take a minute to acknowledge the impact that ‘Angel’ had on his career (it basically started it) and teased that there may be plans to commemorate the series somehow.
“We’re coming up on our 20 years. I mean, that’s amazing to have been blessed with a show like that and that’s where I really started my gig — this acting world. I love that character. So, I will say there may be something coming up. I don’t want to give away much. I can say, it’s 20 years coming up this fall and we may have something in the works.”
‘Angel’ aired on The WB, which would eventually combine with The UPN to form The CW. ‘Buffy’ aired on The WB, but jumped ship to The UPN in the fall of 2001. It went off the air in spring 2003, while ‘Angel’ stayed put on The WB and lasted one additional year, until 2004. Angel (Boreanaz) and Cordelia Chase (Charisma Carpenter) departed ‘Buffy’ and its setting of Sunnydale, CA and moved to Los Angeles, where he set up a private eye business.
Carpenter cut back to guest-star status for the final fifth season, but along with Alexis Denisof, who played Watcher Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, lasted the entire run of the show. Over its five seasons, ‘Angel’ also starred Glenn Quinn, J. August Richards, Amy Acker, Vincent Kartheiser, Andy Hallett, Mercedes McNab, plus ‘Buffy’ cast member James Marsters, who played the vampire Spike, who migrated over to ‘Angel’ after ‘Buffy’ ended. Regular cast members Quinn and Hallett have sadly since passed.
During his appearance on ‘The Talk’, Boreanaz also lent his support to the reboot of ‘Buffy’ that was announced last summer.
“Let’s just embrace [it]. I’m very happy for them. They want to embrace a new generation, something new. Everybody wants old, they want to go back, which I can understand. You want to see us back in these roles. It’s great, it’s cool, [but] things move on, stories evolve, times change. I think it’s a great opportunity for a reboot like this to show where we are with society now, what you can do with technology… I’m all for it.”
“If someone can step in my shoes and play my character, f–k, go ahead! I think that’s great, because I ain’t putting on that makeup anymore!”
If you want to watch all of Boreanaz’s interview, here it is:
Following ‘Angel’, Boreanaz went on to even greater success, starring in procedural ‘Bones’ for a whopping 12 seasons. His new series, ‘SEAL Team’ began in 2017 and is in its second season.
Would you like to see an ‘Angel’ reunion? In what format?
Source: TV Line