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I missed the original announcement in my email during my 36 hour work day, but the CW announced that Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, the 2008 musical created for the World Wide Web by Joss Whedon with the help of his brothers Zack and Jed and Jed’s wife, Maurissa Tancharoen, will finally see a television broadcast on October 9th at 9/8c.
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog was created during the writer’s strike that prevented any television writers from working on programs for the networks, so Joss Whedon enlisted his family to pull together something completely different to be shown online. It starred Neil Patrick Harris as the title character, an aspiring supervillain who is looking for love from Penny (Felicia Day), but is is constantly thwarted in both his villain and love activities by Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion).
It was originally reported at Comic-Con that the CW would be airing Dr. Horrible, but weren’t ready to announce a date.
TV|Line has been giving some quick summaries of some Comic-Con panels, and one of the big ones was the Firefly reunion panel, which brought together Joss Whedon and most of the cast (Gina Torres, Jewel Staite and Morena Baccarin could not attend)…and resulted in a few tears among the panelists.
What seemed to make this cast so special began with Nathan Fillion, who was determined to make the cast and crew a family. According to Alan Tudyk, “Right at the beginning, when we first started shooting the series, Nathan came up to all the actors and said, ‘We’re learning all the names [of the cast and crew].’ It became a game [that] brought everybody together as a family.”
Neil Patrick Harris, although seeming both noncommittal and certain, believes that Dr. Horrible will return as a full-length movie, which has been worked on by the Whedon crew for a while now but no specifics.
Two hopeful announcements at least…the sequel to Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog appears to be moving along, with Nathan Fillion saying a title has been chosen and now co-writer Zack Whedon saying that they will be able to get seriously underway after production wrap for Dollhouse – and it looks like everyone is on board. On the other side of the Atlantic, Russell T. Davies says that despite the recession hitting British TV, he believes that more Torchwood would likely get under way in January.