Joss Whedon finally returns to TV!!! Okay, I know I'm slow to report this, but I'm super excited! The news broke over two weeks ago that Joss Whedon has been given the go ahead by Fox to pen seven issues of a new series entitled "The Dollhouse."
The Hollywood Reporter reports:
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon is returning to television with Dollhouse," a new sci-fi project starring "Buffy" alumna Eliza Dushku that has received a seven-episode commitment from Fox.
"Dollhouse," from 20th Century Fox TV, is Whedon's first TV project since his 2002 Fox drama "Firefly."
The drama, whose license fee is said to be in the $1.5 million-$2 million-per-episode range, stars Dushku as Echo, a member of a group of men and women who are imprinted with different personalities for different assignments. In between tasks they are mind-wiped, living like children in Dollhouse, a futuristic dorm/lab. They have no memories of their previous lives, until Echo begins to try to find out who she was.
"Dollhouse" came out of a lunch between Whedon and Dushku in September, shortly after the actress had signed a development deal with 20th TV and Fox. Whedon was giving her advice about writers and types of shows that might be good for her but wasn't interested in venturing into TV himself because he was trying to get a couple of movie projects off the ground at the time.
Hopefully, negotiations with the WGA will be settled soon and this project will not be delayed. I don't think I could take another Joss disappointment.
I have to wonder, if I can convince Joss to have lunch withe me to discuss my career path, perhaps I can fulfill my favorite long run daydream of writing the scores to a Joss Whedon show?