AngelJoss Whedon : Angel Telefilms Unsure
Friday 7 May 2004, by Webmaster
Joss Whedon, co-creator of The WB’s vampire series Angel, discounted the network’s reported plans to spin off a series of TV movies next year based on the show, which ends its five-year run on May 19. "The rumored movies are so far just rumors," Whedon said in an interview at the Saturn Awards in Los Angeles. "There are no definite plans to do anything with Angel besides finish out the season as well and as hard as we can."
Whedon is currently prepping to direct Serenity, a feature film based on his canceled Fox TV series Firefly. "I started Buffy [the Vampire Slayer] partially because nobody would hire me as a director," he said, tongue in cheek. "I thought, ’I’ll create a show, and I’ll hire me.’ So after eight years of what I consider to be publicly broadcast film school, I’m finally making a film."
For her part, Angel co-star Amy Acker (Fred) said she’d be willing to return for any movie projects. "I heard that they wanted to do it, and then I heard it may not happen," she said. "But ask Joss and then tell me, and tell him to do ones that are all about me," she said with a laugh. Acker added that last month’s final day of shooting on the show "was very sad. It was actually an all-night shoot in the rain, so it was very sad. It leaves it pretty open. I mean, some things really come to an end, but ... I think you’ll be happy with the ending." Angel airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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