Thursday, April 17, 2008

Amy Acker Enters Whedon's Dollhouse

Now, *that's* some good news. Unfortunately, it's not great news, as the part is just recurring.

Acker is jus the latest Whedonverse vet to join Fox's Dollhouse project, which received a 7 episode commitment after a single meeting to pitch a possible pilot. Also on board are:

-producer/star Eliza Dushku (Faith on Buffy and Angel)
-Tim Minear, Whedon's partner on Firefly and a former showrunner on Angel (we'll forgive him for being a republican due to his increidble talent)

-Sarah Fain & Elizabeth Craft, a fantastic writing team who cut their teeth on Angel and who return to the fold after several seasons of outstanding work on The Shield (itself a consistently excellent series created by Whedonverse vet Shawn Ryan). Craft & Fain also ran Women's Murder Club for ABC this seaosn, but left or were sacked after the strike, possibly the result of an intolerable amount of network interference... Though possibly not. (I have no idea.)

Tahmoh Pennikett is not a Whedon vet, but the Battlestar Galactica co-star (he plays Helo) has also been cast (in a role James Marsters was rumored to be up for -- though that was probably just a rumor).

The first reviews of the pilot script are also trickling in. Of course, they're from rabid Whedonfans, so take 'em with a grain of salt... though I admit I expect to be "wowed" by this project. The bar is set very high. (Then again, *I* am a rabid Whedonfan.)


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