New Joss Whedon Show, DOLLHOUSE, Greenlit at Fox
Yep. You read that headline correctly. According to the E! Online column WATCH WITH KRISTIN there is a new Joss Whedon television series in the works over at Fox. It's called DOLLHOUSE and it stars former BUFFY star Eliza Dushku (Faith!) as a high-paid fantasy-fulfilling blank slate. If it sounds weird to you, it's mostly because it's definitely weird-like.
Here's what Whedon had to say:
"The idea is those with the money or connections can access this secret highly illegal facility where they can basically fulfill their greatest fantasies. Most people assume that means sex --and on an occasion it does, because that is a lot of people's fantasies-- but it's basically scenarios. They can basically reenact scenarios of romance, adventure or anything perfectly, because they become the person that you want them to be-they become that person."
So, it's basically a vehicle for Joss Whedon to tell whatever stories he wants and an excuse for Eliza Dushku to get sexy and probably kick some ass. Sounds great!
Fox has already greenlit seven episodes, but don't expect to see a release date until after all of this Writer's Guild strike stuff gets cleared up.
By the way, if you're a Whedon fan, don't forget to watch tonight's Whedon directed episode of THE OFFICE. If it's as good as last year's vampire episode, well, it'll be really good!