David Boreanaz is hinting that there may be some sort of celebratory event when Angel turns twenty this fall. The beloved spinoff of Buffy the Vampire Slayer began airing in October of 1999, and ran for five seasons before its untimely cancellation.
Boreanaz portrayed Angel during the first three seasons of Buffy. He was a vampire who'd been cursed with a soul and as such, had chosen to devote his life to atoning for the sins of his past. Angel was also the one true love of Buffy Summers. Well, that last part depends on who you ask. After Buffy and Angel broke up at the end of season 3, the vampire headed to Los Angeles, eventually becoming something of a paranormal private investigator who “helped the helpless”. He was joined by Sunnydale High alum Cordelia Chase (Charisma Carpenter), as well as new addition Allen Francis Doyle (the late Glenn Quinn). Although viewers were crushed by Doyle’s abrupt exit, former watcher Wesley Wyndam-Pryce quickly became a fan favorite. The cast also included Amy Acker, J. August Richards and the late Andy Hallett. After Buffy took its final bow, Spike (James Marsters) also found his way to LA.
David Boreanaz recently appeared on The Talk and discussed Angel's legacy and future, teasing fans along the way with a potential return to his signature character. He stated:
“We’re coming up on our 20 years. That’s amazing to have been blessed with a show like that. That’s really where I started my gig in this acting world. I love that character. So I will say there may be something coming up. I don’t want to give away a lot. It’s 20 years coming up this fall, and we may have something in the works.”
Boreanaz’s statement may be a vague one, but he’s definitely hinting that there will be something happening to commemorate Angel’s 20th anniversary. Whether it’s some sort of special release or a proper reunion remains to be seen. Buffy the Vampire Slayer made headlines last summer with the announcement that the series would be getting the reboot treatment. Joss Whedon will executive produce and Monica Owusu-Breen is planning to act as showrunner. She was quick to calm fans by explaining that the reboot, which will center on a black slayer, is going to focus on an entirely new cast of characters. When asked about the project, Boreanaz voiced his support and Sarah Michelle Gellar echoed those sentiments. She also debunked rumors that she would be making any appearances.
Angel may never have soared to quite the same heights as its parent series, but it was excellent. Darker in tone than Buffy, it featured unforgettable characters and stories that managed to survive even after all connections to its parent show were lost when the shows wound up on different networks. Although fans have had very mixed reactions to the Buffy reboot, it’s only because their love for the original series is so strong. Buffy the Vampire Slayer remains one of the most groundbreaking and influential shows ever to grace the small screen. The Buffyverse has maintained an impressive fanbase, despite the series being off the air for so long. Both shows have lived on in comic book form, continuing for more seasons. We’ll have to wait to find out exactly what’s in store to mark twenty years of Angel, but chances are, fans will be excited by anything that brings their favorite characters together again.
Source: The Talk