10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Angel’
After the massive success of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, fans were ecstatic to be introduced to a new spin-off based on David Boreanaz’s Angel character. Once again The WB had a hit on its hands thanks to the great mind of Buffy creator Joss Whedon, who, along with David Greenwalt, gave fans Angel. The series ended up enjoying a successful yet somewhat short run of five seasons from 1999-2004 as Angel’s human soul is restored and he goes to Los Angeles to work as a private detective so that he can “help the helpless” as he is tortured with guilt and remorse of centuries of killing when he was a vampire. It has already been 12 years since Angel last aired, yet there are still many interesting facts not widely known about the show! Check out 10 things you didn’t know about Angel.
Buffy was often nominated and also often won at various awards show over the years, and Angel did just as well. It was nominated for one Emmy and, although it didn’t win, it did very well with Saturn Awards. In 2004 it tied with CSI for Best Network Television Series and also won for Best Actor in a Television Series with David Boreanaz as well as Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series with Amy Acker. Boreanaz also won several more times for his starring role while the show was consistently nominated and won a few times for the Makeup and Hair.
Originally, the character of Allen Doyle was not supposed to be Irish but after Glenn Quinn auditioned, they wrote the character for him. It was the first time Quinn didn’t have to hide his Irish accent for acting, although he occasionally had to re-record his dialogue because accent is so thick.