Following WB's suprise announcement that this is Angel's last season, Joss posted the following on the Bronze Board. It looks like he's as surprised as anyone, and more dismayed than most.
(Sat Feb 14 22:31:16 2004)
Some of you may have heard the hilarious news. I thought this would be agoodtime to weigh in. to answer some obvious questions: No, we had no idea thiswas coming. Yes, we will finish out the season. No, I don't think the WB isdoing the right thing.
Yes, I'm grateful they did it early enough for my people to find other jobs.
Yes, my heart is breaking.
When Buffy ended, I was tapped out and ready to send it off. When Fireflygotthe axe, I went into a state of denial so huge it may very well cause amovie. But Angel... we really were starting to feel like we were on top,hitting our stride -- and then we strode right into the Pit of Snakes 'n'Lava.
I'm so into these characters, these actors, the situations we're building...youwanna know how I feel? Watch the first act of "The Body."
As far as TV movies or whatever, I'm not thinking that far ahead. I actuallyhope my actors and writers are all too busy. We always planned this seasonfinale to be a great capper to the season and the show in general. (And agreat platform for a new season, of course.) We'll proceed ahead as planned.
I've never made mainstream TV very well. I like surprises, and TV isn'taboutsurprises, unless the surprise is who gets voted off of something. I've beenlucky to sneak this strange, strange show over the airwaves for as long as Ihave. I don't FEEL lucky, but I understand that I am.
Thanks all for your support, your community, and your perfectly sanedevotion. It's meant a lot. I regret nothing (except the string of grisleymurders in the 80's -- what was THAT all about?) Remember the words of thepoet:
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the road less traveled by and theyCANCELLED MY FRIKKIN' SHOW. I totally shoulda took the road that had allthosepeople on it. Damn."
See you soon.
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