Al Gough Sizes Up Smallville Finale, Michael Rosenbaum's Bid to Be Angels' Charlie
If Michael Rosenbaum has anything to say about it, Smallville fans will hear a very familiar voice bossing around ABC’s new Charlie’s Angels – though he is unlikely to land the gig, in the wake of Robert Wagner vacating the role.
“Rosenbaum keeps sending me voice tapes to be the voice of Charlie — seriously,” Charlie’s Angels executive producer Al Gough — aka one of Smallville‘s original shepherds — revealed with a chuckle after the ABC show’s Television Critics Association summer press tour panel.
Gough’s reaction to the overture? “I think [Michael] might be a little young,” he shared, “but we’d love to have any [Smallville alumni] on the show.” (Props to TheTVAddict for raising that topic with Gough.)
Speaking of Smallville: Gough copped to not keeping up on the show, especially during the past year as he groomed ABC’s Angels, so he “thought a lot of [the series finale] was confusing.” But, he allows, “It’s hard to wrap up any show that’s gone 10 years, and I think they did the best they could.”
Gough confirmed for me that back when he and Miles Millar (also an EP on Angels) first launched Smallville, “The final image was always [Clark Kent] suiting up [as Superman] and flying away — but back in the day there was going to be more of thing with him and Lex (played by Rosenbaum)…. It all came down to the Lex-Clark dynamic.” Gough said that even though “it was always a dance” with Warner Bros.’ feature film division as to how much Superman imagery the TV series could evoke, he and Millar always had the green light to, when the time eventually came, bust out the Supersuit and send Clark to the sky.