The cast of 'Angel' reunite for the show's 20th anniversary

The cast of 'Angel' reunite for the show's 20th anniversary

Twenty long years ago, thousands of teenage girls were left weeping when Angel left Buffy the Vampire Slayer to start a new life in Los Angeles. At the time, it was the end for Buffy and Angel's tortured love story - but the beginning of something truly beautiful.

This week, two decades after Angel first aired, the cast reunited for an Entertainment Weekly photoshoot and interview - and honestly, it feels like it's 1999 all over again!

Angel cast Entertainment WeeklyCredit: Entertainment Weekly

A 50-year-old David Boreanaz proved he still has it, as he made every girl's heart beat that bit faster when appearing on the magazine cover. He was joined by Charisma Carpenter who played Cordelia, Amy Acker who played Winifred ‘Fred’ Burkle, Alexis Denisof who played Wesley Wyndam-Pryce and J August Richards who starred as Charles Gunn.

Also with the group was James Marsters who fans will recognise as Buffy Summers' third love Spike, or "William the Bloody".

Speaking to the magazine, David revealed that the hit series is still very much a part of his life, saying: "When you hear people come up and say they love the show, that they still continue to follow it and that it still resonates with them — it’s great to be part of that."

Angel Entertainment Weekly Credit: Entertainment Weekly

Alexis, who is married to Buffy star Alyson Hannigan, added: "I know we’re not, but I secretly think of us as the first, original and real vampire show — but that’s because it’s the one I was on! In its wake, many have followed, some similar and some very different, but I am partial to ours."

In addition, David reminisced about the moment he was asked to do a spin-off series, admitting that he thought Joss Whedon was firing him from Buffy at first.

The actor was in the midst of shooting a scene that flashed back to the 18th century when he turned up to the meeting in his wig, preoccupied with the Irish accent he had to perfect.

"I think we started talking about the Grateful Dead," he remembered. "Then he’s like, ‘Yeah, we’re thinking about spinning your character off.’ And I’m like, ‘All right,’ but I’m concerned about my accent that I’m supposed to do in the scene."

Of course, the cast and crew also opened up about that controversial ending, with creator Joss Whedon saying: "I understand why people would want closure, but for me, that would be like adding a cliff note to the end. What I always wanted to say is trying to become worthy of the life that you have, is a life's work. The fight is for always."

To see the reunion in full, check out the article here. And while you're at it, try not to swoon over David too much!