The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption.
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Complete series cast summary:
 Angel / ... (111 episodes, 1999-2004)
 Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (101 episodes, 1999-2004)
 Charles Gunn (91 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Cordelia Chase (92 episodes, 1999-2004)
 Lorne (76 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Winifred Burkle / ... (70 episodes, 2001-2004)


The vampire Angelus, now known as Angel, has a human soul, but committed terrible crimes in the past. Seeking forgiveness and trying to redeem himself, he moves from Sunnydale (and a relationship with Buffy Summers, of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") to Los Angeles, where he helps the downtrodden by thwarting the supernatural creatures that prey on them. Written by <>

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Release Date:

5 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Angel: The Series  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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In total, eighteen actors from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) reprised their roles on Angel (1999): Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy Summers), David Boreanaz (Angel), Alyson Hannigan (Willow Rosenberg), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), Seth Green (Daniel "Oz" Osbourne), James Marsters (Spike), Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndham-Pryce), Julie Benz (Darla), Juliet Landau (Drusilla), Eliza Dushku (Faith Lehane), Mark Metcalf (Master Heinrich Joseph), Tom Lenk (Andrew Wells), Mercedes McNab (Harmony Kendall), Alastair Duncan (Watcher Collins), Jeff Ricketts (Watcher Weatherby), Kevin Owers (Watcher Smith), Julia Lee (Joan/Chanterelle/Lily/Anne Steele) and Zitto Kazann (Gypsy Man). Kal Penn and Andy Hallett appeared on both shows but were not playing the same characters. No character that originated on "Angel" ever appeared on "Buffy". See more »


A goof seen in archive footage from Angel: City of... that appears in the opening credits of every episode is when Angel is walking down an alley. In a puddle of water you can see his reflection. Though originally a mistake, they choose to take it through the whole show, as a symbol of his soul. See more »


Allen Doyle: [phone rings, Doyle answers] Angel Investigations. We hope you're helpless.
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Crazy Credits

During the first seconds of the opening credits, the red rim of a chalice in the background forms the shape of a halo over the name ANGEL. See more »


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When Angel (David Boreanaz) left Buffy: The Vampire Slayer for good in 1999, there was some concern over whether or not he'd be able to carry his own show. Certainly, the tortured vampire is a powerful character, but he seemed dependent on Buffy's (Sarah Michelle Gellar) presence, and the supporting cast seemed to be made up of the fat trimmed off Buffy: TVS after the end of the high school years.

Now, as Angel: The Series is in its third season, and Buffy: TVS in its sixth, those concerns seem unfounded. Angel is now, arguably superior, though it lacks the audience of the original show. The supporting cast has been fleshed out, most notably in the case of Cordelia Chase. (Charisma Carpenter) Once a snobby, Sunnydale rich girl, the Los Angeles years have turned Cordelia into a genuine, loving person. Angel and Cordelia are joined by Wesley Wyndham-Pryce (Alexis Denisof), a fallen Watcher, and another Buffy alum, Charles Gunn (J. August Richards) a vampire-hunting former gang member, and alternate-dimension refugee Fred Burkle (Amy Acker).

While it seems the original series is showing its age, Angel has been in high gear for nearly three complete seasons. The show lacks the goofy humor of Buffy, instead opting for a darker tone, as the characters strive for redemption and direction in a city that seems to encourage neither. Now that Buffy has moved away from the WB, fans have to go out of their way to continue to watch Angel. Do so, because it is certainly worth the effort.

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