Buffy The Vampire Slayer: 9 Behind The Scenes Secrets
7. Angel Was Supposed to Stay Dead
Angel was supposed to stay dead after he was killed by Buffy at the end of season two, but the WB network told Joss Whedon that they wanted a spin-off for the character because he was so popular with fans, so Whedon was “urged” to bring Angel back to life to set up his departure for his self-titled spin-off series.
6. A Romance Between Buffy and Xander
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Nicholas Brendon pitched a Buffy/Xander relationship to Joss Whedon during the season six and season seven hiatus, but Joss Whedon didn’t think a romance between the characters was a good idea and instead felt that their relationship needed to remain unrequited.