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Joss Whedon Talks ANGEL/BUFFY Crossovers

Series' creator isn't ruling out crossovers, though he isn't planning any, yet.

By Frank Kurtz     July 16, 2001

David Boreanaz on ANGEL
© 1999 The WB

Joss Whedon still thinks that there's a chance that there might be crossover episodes between BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL, even though the programs are on competing networks.

While talking to Zap2It, Whedon spoke of potential crossovers, saying, "It's not something we're planning right away. It was a delicate situation and we definitely put it on hold for awhile... Nobody's said no -- we haven't really broached it."

Whedon does add that when it happens, it won't be on a whim, saying, "I don't want to waste them. I don't want to do them just for the sake of doing them."

Whedon then focusing on ANGEL, saying, "I'm glad they're separated so that ANGEL can really stand on its own. Because I don't think people have given ANGEL the credit that it deserves as a show. They've always thought of it as BUFFY's weak sister, where as I think it came into some extraordinary strength on its own."

Regarding details of what lies ahead, the producer adds, "We're talking about the way they live their lives as twentysomethings and the way they don't -- the way they all have sort of gotten wrapped up in what they're doing.

"We'll see some of our old enemies and old friends and all that good stuff, but now we have enough of an internal dynamic, the way BUFFY does, that the stories can really center around our people and we can make interesting arcs and relationships for them without having Angel have to go completely out of his mind -- not that he won't necessarily, but it's going to be for a very different reason."

Meanwhile, according to the New York Daily News, while appearing at the Television Critics Association press tour, the WB Entertainment Prez, Jordan Levin, weighed in on the crossover issue, declaring, "There will be no crossovers between ANGEL and BUFFY. I think it's more important, in the long term, that ANGEL really establishes itself as a world that obviously comes from the same mythology, but operates with its own set of principles, guidelines and characters, and really establishes itself independently from BUFFY."


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