Archive for November 1st, 2007
Joss Whedon is teaming up again with actress Eliza Dushku (Faith from Buffy/Angel) for a new series to be produced by Fox TV called Dollhouse. It centers around Echo (Dushku), who is one of several secret agents programmed with a personality, abilities, memories – everything they need for their mission. After the mission – everything is erased (leaving them with no personality or memories) and they return to the “Dollhouse”, where they await their next programming. Echo starts to develop some self awareness, which impacts her ability to perform her missions. Currently Fox has ordered 7 episodes, and production could begin as early as Spring.
NBC has chosen to put Heroes: Origins – the short spinoff series that would fill the hole during the normal season’s hiatus – on hold indefinitely…and the impending writer’s strike is one of the factors in the decision. Also mentioned was losing several key staff members, the critics issues with this season’s storyline, and disappointing ratings so far.