'Buffy' actor Anthony Head still wants spin-off series

2014-06-25
buffyBuffy the Vampire Slayer actor Anthony Head has confirmed that he is still keen to star in a spin-off centred on his character, Giles. The actor, 60, played Buffy's English mentor Rupert Giles in the much-loved fantasy series from 1997 to 2003 - and a spin-off called Ripper was first proposed by the show's creator Joss Whedon in 2002. Five years later, Whedon revealed that he was in talks with the BBC for a one-off 90-minute Ripper special, but the project has never got off the ground. "You know what? I would do it," Head said of the spin-off when asked by Vulture recently. "I would do anything to work with Joss again. He's a wonderful storyteller, a great director, and a lovely man. I would love to, you know? Whether it's Ripper or something else..." Head went on to explain that Whedon conceived Ripper as "sort of a TV movie" and a "beautiful, beautiful ghost story". "It's a standalone story, it doesn't have to be anything to do with Giles or Buffy or any of the rest of them, and I would love to help him tell that story," Head explained. "It's more about what happens to Giles when he's cut adrift from Buffy and the rest of them. What he becomes. It's a beautiful, beautiful ghost story, and it's extremely haunting, as you would expect of Joss." Head then added: "It's unlike anything that I've ever read before. And if Joss is still game, then I am!" Back in March, Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar enjoyed a brief reunion with Angel actor David Boreanaz - check out a picture of the pair together here.