Homepage > Joss Whedon’s Tv Series > Angel > News > First ANGEL TV Movie May Hit in September
« Previous : Save the scripted shows (angel mention)
     Next : Eliza Dushku - Late Night High Quality Photos »

From Mediasharx.com


First ANGEL TV Movie May Hit in September

By Marcus Ferrell

Friday 23 April 2004, by Webmaster

Scooper ’Daybill’ returned with some news from the ANGEL front:

The WB is working on a new stand-alone telemovie, ANGEL, to air tentatively in September. The first two-hour pic is going to essentially launch the series as a sequence of films - different villain, different storyline, each one.

The first is going to tie-in with the events of the series final episode. The season ender is going to go out with a huge cliffhanger, and we’ll have to wait till September to find out how it all ends.

Eliza Dushku is in talks to appear in the telemovies, as Faith, the vampire slayer. Her series TRU CALLING isn’t going to be picked up for a second season, so I assume she jumped at it.

There’s no titles for these Angel films yet, but all six - bi-monthly over a period of a year - will be something like ANGEL: OUTLAWED, or ANGEL: DOMINION. You get the pic.

What’s interesting is, Joss Whedon’s not going to have much to do with the first couple. He’s apparently doing a movie for Universal. Wonder how that’s going to go down with fans?

I guess that big truck - which i again saw last week driving around - did something to save this show.

How valid is this report? Well, Daybill hasn’t failed us before, but September seems like too quick a turnaround for a tv movie, although not altogether impossible. It’s possible that the first could be filmed after a short break, but I would think that the principal cast would want to get away from these characters for a while.

The finale Daybill speaks of also lines up with an April 17 report from our friends over at Spoiler Slayer, where they said that the series will likely end on a cliffhanger.

Joss Whedon’s lack of involvement - I wouldn’t be surprised. The movie Daybill speaks of is, of course, the film version of FIREFLY, which is being fasttracked at Universal. However, if these movies go forward, I have no doubt that some of the ANGEL/Mutant Enemy regulars will return.

Updated: The boys and girls over at Whedonesque had a good point that contradicts the report (that I, I’m ashamed to say, didn’t think of) - some places have already reported that TRU CALLING will be picked up for another season, even though networks seem to like to mess with executive producers’ minds and tell them they’re being renewed when they haven’t been. Regardless, remember that this report is a rumor. Take nothing as absolute fact until you hear it from the Frog.

If you are an insider and you would like to graciously share some information with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

9 Forum messages

  • > First ANGEL TV Movie May Hit in September

    24 April 2004 01:15, by sydt.
    so, am i supposed to be happy, or sad? yeah, angel will be back, but not everyone (since supposedly quite a few die in the finale), and not every week. so, is something better than nothing? yeah, it is. but i wanted something better than that. i wanted angel every wednesday night forever. mmm angel.
  • > First ANGEL TV Movie May Hit in September

    24 April 2004 11:47, by BuffyBot

    If this goes ahead I will leap for joy for the next year.

    Keep ANGEL on the air pleeeeeeeeease :o) We luuurve him xxx

    See online : > First ANGEL TV Movie May Hit in September

  • > First ANGEL TV Movie May Hit in September

    24 April 2004 16:26, by Nospecialfx
    I’m to understand there’ll be no solid word on Tru Calling until at least part way through sweeps.
  • > First ANGEL TV Movie May Hit in September

    24 April 2004 19:02, by Wolverine68

    This is great. I don’t don’t know how well the stand alone plots will be, bit I will watch. Well, at least the 1st movie will be a continuation, and other will make it like a mini season.

    Tru Calling cancelled? I thought the executieves liked that show, and when they like something it usually stays.

    I do not think September is to soon. Most of the cast like doing Angel, and would want to keep doing it, so the movie is pretty much the same thing. I would alos think most of them would want to do this before getting involved in other things.

    Whedon not involved? No big deal. They have other great writter, producers & directors around. As long as he gets involved somehow, it will go over well.

  • > First ANGEL TV Movie May Hit in September

    25 April 2004 17:02, by Anonymous
    I don’t think "Tru Calling" is cancelled. It seems much more likely that Eliza is using the break between now and next season (August?) to give us a little Faith ;) I hope this info. is true and not just a rumor to keep our hopes up.
  • > First ANGEL TV Movie May Hit in September

    25 April 2004 19:01, by Anonymous
    I hope this isn’t someone’s crappy attempt to cheer all of us up. I hope this does go on. I think its gonna be damn hard to write movies without most of the cast. It’ll be only Spike and Angel and Illyria I know Amy Acker would wanna keep doing it. IT’s gonna end up costing them almost as much to do the tv movies as the season ...they could produce a half season and see how the ratings go. But we will get a bigger budget and they will be cooler then just sitting in one office for 22 episodes.
  • > First ANGEL TV Movie May Hit in September

    25 April 2004 22:37, by Courtney
    That’s terrible - how can they deliberately not end the entire Angel series properly, and with an air of grand finality, just in order to prepare for some made-for-tv show? AAAAAAARGGGGGG! So irritating...
  • > First ANGEL TV Movie May Hit in September

    27 April 2004 00:02, by Anonymous

    Is there any information as to when these TV movies would or if they ever will hit the uk? (sky one)


  • > First ANGEL TV Movie May Hit in September

    27 April 2004 18:38, by RavenU

    I saw Mercedes McNab this past weekend at a convention and she said none of the cast has heard about doing a movie, and they think it is a hoax that the WB is pulling on the fans to placate them and to get them to keep watching the WB next season.

    So if the movie was really going to happen in Sept you think they would be in contract negositations with the actors about it at this time and they would have heard something. If they were going to be airing in Sept they would have to be filming it in June or July, which means contracts would have to be done now at the latest, since that’s not happening I don’t see this happening.