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You Can Now Stream the ‘Whedonverse’ on Facebook Watch for Free

While Joss Whedon has become a bit of a controversial character in recent years, there’s no denying the impact his work had on fandom, his genre, and the rise of strong feminist characters, which is why fans of his shows will likely be excited to know they can now revisit the shows “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” and “Firefly” all through Facebook’s built-in streaming service Facebook Watch.

Though the shows are not exclusive to Facebook Watch, you can currently stream all three shows on Hulu, it will be the first time all 268 episodes of the shows will be available for free to users in the U.S. Facebook’s hope is that the inclusion of the cult-favorites will drive up the service’s watch times and encourage users to leverage its new Watch Party co-viewing feature, which is driving Facebook’s vision of their Facebook Watch effort being a new “social” way to experience television and movies.

“What we’ve been focused on Watch is building a people-centric video platform, creating a social viewing experience where you can connect with other people who love the shows, and even the creatives who worked on them,” said Matthew Henick, Facebook’s head of content planning and strategy for media partnerships.

Each show has a dedicated show page on Facebook. You can watch “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” here, “Angel” here, and “Firefly” here.

If for some reason you’re unfamiliar with each of the shows, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” tells the story of Buffy Summers, who with the help of her friends hunts and slays vampires and other “baddies” while also trying to navigate the horrors of high school. “Angel,” a spinoff from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” tells the story of Angel, a former love interest of Buffy and a vampire cursed with a soul who now helps supernatural beings in crisis while battling his demonic nature. “Firefly” is a space western that follows a rebel crew that sets off on a galactic journey, hoping to survive enemies and authority alike.

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