AngelWB TV wants more ANGEL...but will they get it?
By Patrick Sauriol
Wednesday 20 October 2004, by Webmaster
Scooper sends us inside intel on WB’s hopes to make more vampire adventures
This isn’t the first time someone’s said that there will be more adventures for ANGEL, the vampire with a soul that lasted five years running on The WB, only to be summarily dispatched last season by network executives. Angel’s co-creator, Joss Whedon, is open for more stories, and at the time of the show’s termination the WB said they were hoping to do some stand-alone ANGEL TV movies. However, comments from star David Boreanaz seem to suggest that he’s moved on, and that bringing him back to play the leader of the Fang Gang may prove to be a challenge for The WB (possibly meaning there better be a bigger paycheck involved.)
But the source that sent this scoop tells us that The WB is still pursuing the notion of resurrecting ANGEL. We can’t tell you who they are but we can share that they are in the loop and we can certainly see how they’ve come to have access to this information.
According to our anonymous source, (relatively) new WB Network Chairman Garth Ancier has spoken with Joss Whedon about doing "something" with ANGEL, be it a series of spinoff movies or — hold your horses — bringing the show back. Whoa.
"But there’s a problem," explains our friend on the inside. "Most people have moved on. The creators of THE MOUNTAIN are impressed with James Marsters and are hoping he’ll stay on, David Boreanaz is solid-booked with films, and Amy Acker is hanging out for SUPERMAN. (Yep, Amy got a call-back for Lois Lane in SUPERMAN. She has good chemistry with B.J Routh, the young actor that’s playing Superman apparently. Her agent is pushing and pushing and pushing for this to happen which might or might not work in Am’s favor."
(We’re not sure how long ago Ms. Acker auditioned for the Lois part but as a sidenote we’ve been scooped that it’s down to six possible contenders for Lois, and Acker’s name wasn’t on that particular list. Strangely enough, ex-ANGEL cast member Charisma Carpenter is one of the alleged candidates. Wires crossed, perhaps, or did both ladies audition for the role of Ms. Lane?)
Our source did know that one thing is for sure: there’s no plans to launch a spinoff starring Acker’s character of Illyria on her own. According to our peep that particular bogus rumor began in all places the official magazine for ANGEL and has since picked up a life of its own. "If anything it was someone trying to gain momentum for the idea, and nothing more," writes our insider. "Yes, there will be more ANGEL - just hard to say when. If Amy gets SUPERMAN - she’s out, if James stays on THE MOUNTAIN - that’ll be a juggle, and if David Boreanaz gets any more anti-ANGEL, they’ll have to recast."
And a final thought from our friend that they shared with us: "It’s interesting the way it has ended up: WB dying for more ANGEL, the cast and crew gone on to bigger and better things...whose had the last laugh?"
[We’re not certain if anonymous is from our world or another dimension, but they always send us interesting emails.]
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