Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Dollhouse starts filming - today!

The excitement is high, folks!
After months of waiting for preparation, followed by weeks of nothing but preparation, the day has finally dawned on the first day of filming for the new Joss Whedon/Eliza Dushku series, Dollhouse. Conceived by Joss Whedon while talking to Eliza Dushku in the week before the WGA strike, Dollhouse marks a return to TV for Joss. Yes, it's on Fox and yes, fans are concerned about that (after 'Firefly' was ignominiously canned by Fox), but there is every reason to be hopeful. There will be at least 7 episodes and the cast is looking awesome.

Highlights run-down
As might be expected, the Interweb is awash with Dollhouse tidbits today, so here's a selection of the ones that caught my eye:

Whedonesque: two Dollhouse related posts (this morning, anyway!)
  • Dollhouse now on IMDb
  • Link to Dollverse which has a good summary of why we should be excited
AfterEllen.com: Has a great rundown (with photos) of the cast members and summary of the Televisionary (who have seen the first script) and E! Watch with Kristen (who gives a great summary of the Dollhouse premise) reports.

Dollrific!: Has a summary of the Dollhouse Forum Q&A with Dollhouse writers Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain (insightful and with no spoilers!) and the news that brother Jed Whedon and Jed's fiancee Maurissa Tancharoen are also writers on Dollhouse. Jed and Maurissa, along with Joss' other brother Zack Whedon and Joss himself, are the writers on the hopefully-soon-to-be-released Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

Looking forward
With official promotional material due within a month, there's going to be a whole slew of information about the series soon. Which can only be a good thing! We might hear more about Dollhouse in tomorrow's Joss Whedon's Journal extract - you can only read it here...