'Angel': J. August Richards Teases 20th Anniversary "Reunion Surprise Coming"

The idea of an Angel 20th anniversary reunion might be getting a bit closer to reality, with cast member J. August Richards keeping the dumpster fires of speculation burning by teasing fans with talk of "something" in the works for the milestone event. Known for his character Charles Gunn, Richards spoke with Comicbook.com, teasing fans of the WB's popular Buffy: The Vampire Slayer spinoff.


"I wanted to share as well that this summer, we have a really incredible Angel 20th reunion surprise coming and I can't say what it is, and I can't say any more about it, but I can say that you will not miss. You won't be able to miss it. It's going to be awesome. I'm really excited about that."

Richards joins series star David Boreanaz, who visited The Talk last month and had two very eye-opening and eyebrow-arching things to say about a possible return to the role:

"We're coming up on 20 years. I mean, that's amazing to have been blessed with a show like that and that's where I really started my gig — this acting world."

"I love that character. So, I will say there may be something coming up. I don't want to give away much. I can say, it's 20 years coming up this fall and we may have something in the works."

Created by Joss Whedon, the show premiered on October 5th, 1999. Joining Boreanaz on the show was Buffy alum Charisma Carpenter, who played Cordelia Chase. Other cast members include Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, James Marsters (who joined the cast in the show's final season following the end of Buffy, Mercedes McNab, Vincent Kartheiser, Andy Hallett, and Glenn Quinn. Quinn passed in 2002 and Hallett passed in 2009.

Realistically, the chances are slim that there will be a new series. Maybe a documentary? A special? Possibly an online/streaming miniseries? Possibly something involving the comics? Could we see the start of some audio drama adventures for the Buffyverse – much like Big Finish's Doctor Who audio dramas? What makes Richards and Boreanaz's comments that much more interesting are the various options available to bring something to the fans.

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About Tom Chang

I'm a follower of pop culture from gaming, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, film, and TV for over 30 years. I grew up reading magazines like Starlog, Mad, and Fangora. As a professional writer for over 10 years, Star Wars was the first sci-fi franchise I fell in love with. I'm a nerd-of-all-trades.
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