'Angel's' Denisof: Fourth-Season Debut 'Just Nuts'
From Zap2it
by: Rick Porter

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - When we last saw Wesley Wyndham-Price on "Angel," he was kicking Lilah Morgan out of his apartment after a little "angry sex -- revenge sex," as the man who plays Wesley, Alexis Denisof, describes it.

This at the same time that Angel (David Boreanaz) was being sent to the ocean floor by his son, Connor (Vincent Kartheiser), and Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter) was ascending to the heavens after becoming something other than human.

And if you think that was crazy...

"The first show [of the coming season] is just nuts," Denisof says. "There are so many twists and turns, and every scene where you think you know what's going to happen, it's just like bam! You get an uppercut. ... We're really stoked for this season."

Of course, Denisof, speaking Saturday (July 13) at The WB's party for TV critics in town for the summer press tour, wouldn't reveal what those twists and turns are. He did say, however, that Wesley would continue to explore some of the less noble aspects of his personality this season.

"He's flirting with and investigating the dark side of himself," Denisof says. "He's looking at his relationships with all the people and with Angel, and he's definitely looking at his whole purpose and trying to figure out how he wants to be. There are going to be some things that really surprise the audience, that they'd never expect of Wesley."

"Angel" is going through some changes offscreen as well. The show is moving from Monday to Sunday nights at 9, and showrunner David Greenwalt will no longer be around, having moved on to ABC's midseason series "Miracles."

David Simkins, who's worked as a writer and producer on "Lois & Clark," "Charmed" and "Dark Angel," among other series, will take over showrunning duties. Denisof says he and his castmates will miss Greenwalt -- who wrote and directed last season's finale -- but believes that "the new blood is going to be good for us."

"David Greenwalt was an amazing talent ... I thought he brought a lot to the show," Denisof says. "[But] that isn't to say we won't be bigger and better this year."