To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Angel, the cast of the popular television series are reuniting at New York Comic-Con in October with the notable omission of David Boreanaz.
To officially announce the reunion, stars Charisma Carpenter, James Marsters, J. August Richards and Amy Acker confirmed the news with a video message released through NYCC's official Twitter account, also revealing they will be joined by Alexis Denisof.
The confirmation you Angel fans have been waiting for… the cast is reuniting at #NYCC19 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Angel, and they have a message for Y-O-U.— New York Comic Con (@NY_Comic_Con) June 18, 2019
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As the eponymous star of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff, Boreanaz has not commented on his absence from the eagerly anticipated anniversary reunion. Last year while appearing at New York Comic-Con, Boreanaz discouraged fans at a panel from booing at news regarding plans for a Buffy television reboot, reminding them to stay positive for the franchise to be updated for a new generation.
Spinning out of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel ran on The WB for five seasons from 1999 to 2004, featuring several characters from the original supernatural series. Created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt, the series was the highest rated program cancelled by the network in 2004, reportedly due to a request for an early renewal from Whedon. The characters and storylines have since been continued through licensed comic books published by Dark Horse Comics. BOOM! Studios is currently releasing stories of the Buffyverse in a rebooted reality.
New York Comic-Con 2019 is in Manhattan's Javits Convention Center from Thursday, October 3 to Sunday, October 6.