Despite almost making it big in movies, his Wonder Woman gig has been indefinitely shut down, so Joss Whedon is getting back to doing what fans love him for most: TV.
Today it was announced via Daily Variety that Whedon would return to the small screen with a show called “Dollhouse”, set to star former non-Buffy vampire slayer Eliza Dushku, which Fox just ordered a paltry seven episodes of.
The story involves a top-secret world of people who are programmed by a top-secret organization for top-secret missions, which could be romantic, physical or illegal, after which time they return to the titular “Dollhouse”, where their memories are erased as they are given a new set for their next mission. Dushku will play an agent who slowly becomes self-aware, which certainly complicates things.
Though Whedon didn’t intend to return to the small screen, a lunch out with Dushku changed all that. Can I just pause for a moment and remark how awesome it’d be if she called me up and asked me out to lunch? Sigh.
“It was a mistake!” Whedon told the trade. “I sat down with her to talk about her options, and acted all sage, saying things backwards like Yoda and laying out what I thought she should do. But in the course of doing it, I accidentally made one up. I told it to her, and she said, ‘That’s exactly what I want to do.'”
Such is the way for a genius, I guess. Keep it here for more on “Dollhouse” as we learn it!
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