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Buffy The Vampire Slayer

’Buffy’ Stars to Join ’Angel’ Cast ?

Tuesday 8 April 2003, by Webmaster

Sunday, April 6th, 2003...With only six original episodes of UPN’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer remaining and no spinoff on the horizon, what’s a fan to do? Pray. And hope. And then pray some more, that The WB has the sense to renew the Buffy spinoff Angel for another season because, while the show as-is merits nothing less than your full attention each week, word has it that at least two Buffy regulars may be making the move to Angel when their series wraps.E! Online TV gossip columnist Kristin revealed last week that, while both cast and Buffy creator Joss Whedon report that a Buffy spinoff is a no-go for next fall (but hasn’t been tabled for good), veteran cast members James Marsters (Spike) and Anthony Stewart Head (Giles) are in talks to reprise their roles on Angel if it gets picked up for next season.

As for the other cast members, who haven’t ruled out returning for a spinoff in the future, all have other projects lined up: Nicholas Brendon (Xander) is developing his own sitcom, while Alyson Hannigan (Willow) and Michelle Trachtenberg (Dawn) have turned their attention back to the big screen.

According to Kristin, WB execs are excited at the possibility of Marsters and Head joining the Angel cast, which just may give the series the advantage in the renewal game.

The first of the five final episodes of Buffy airs April 29th, and for now, only Whedon knows how it all will end. About the only thing we are certain of is that David Boreanaz’s Angel somehow figures into things in a big way.

"I’m in the process of writing the script now," Whedon told Kristin. "The show is about life, and the final statement on life is death. On this show it’s not even that. You want to pay homage to the fact that he’s [Angel] a big part of her heart, no matter what, without saying anything definite on what will happen for them in the future."