Joss is back
. And so is Eliza Dushku:
Whedon and "Buffy" buddy Eliza Dushku (Faith from the show) will be launching a new series, "Dollhouse," with Fox. The actress' Boston Diva Production and Whedon's Mutant Enemy will produce the show, which has gotten a seven-episode commitment. Though a writers' strike could delay production, it's scheduled for fall 2008.
Dushku will be a producer and play Echo, a young woman who is everybody's fantasy. She is one of a group of men and women who can be imprinted with personality packages, including memories, skills, language and even muscle memory, by a company/place called the Dollhouse.
This sounds a bit like the awesome STAR TREK:TNG episode "The Perfect Mate" starring Famke Janssen as an empathic metamorph, that is, every man's personalized fantasy. I love to cite the episode as an example of how science fiction can take a contemporary theme (how some women alter their personalities to suit the men they're with) and kick it up a notch.
Awesome. I can't wait.
Anybody who can get me scripts will earn serious gratitude.
Oh, and here's some more info
on the series.
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It sounds wonderful and all, but Dushku is producing? Am I crazy to not like the idea of a young star producing something they're acting in? Or heck, forget the fact that she's young. The star of any show also producing it sounds like a bad recipe.
What's the success rate on that (in terms of quality, not ratings)?
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