A limited-edition Dollhouse comic book will be included in both the [sfs=1040]Blu-ray[/sfs] and [sfs=1041]DVD[/sfs] releases of Dollhouse: Season 2, due out on October 12th. The comic, titled Epitaphs, will explore the time period between the main show and the Epitaph 1 and Epitaph 2 episodes. Here is the synopsis:
Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, joined by longtime Buffy the Vampire Slayer artist Cliff Richards, take us on an intricate trip through the precise moment when the Active technology went global, and how the protagonists from Epitaph One and Two narrowly avoided death, and worse. Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen wrote the Epitaph episodes of Dollhouse Seasons One and Two, and currently write for the Starz series Spartacus. This is their first work in comics. Artist Cliff Richards has drawn more Joss Whedon-related comics than any other artist, including issues of Buffy Season Eight.
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.
Just a reminder that the finale of Dollhouse, “Epitaph Two: Return” airs tonight at 8PM ET on Fox.
Could Joss Whedon be moving to cable for a new series? It looks that way. The president of cable network FX John Landgraf says he hs a lunch scheduled in the coming weeks with the creator of Buffy, Firefly and Dollhouse – the latter two of which had short runs on FOX. Word to the wise – FX is owned by FOX…but hopefully the management there has a different style…
Chicago Tribune columnist Maureen Ryan interviewed Joss Whedon on what went wrong with Dollhouse, and what’s next. What happened? Well, basically Fox got shy in dealing with some of the subject matter, notably the pay-for-sex type clients. Note that there are two parts to the article – the main article and then the raw interview, the latter of which contains what might be spoilers for the final episode.