I’ve got a few tidbits on Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse, a new show set to premiere on Fox network this Fall.
The tidbit is that filming for the pilot of Dollhouse is not quite done. The reason is that the network “asked” for some parts of the pilot to be reshot. Some theories suggested they’re shooting more material to add in the extra time for the “remote-free TV” premise Fox is trying.
Barring any concerns we have about Fox network and how it’s going to handle the show, I came across a fascinating insight into part of the pilot episode and the ingenious / insidious mindset Mr. Whedon has.
After the page jump, there is a semi-SPOILER, so be warned!
In a scene from the pilot, Echo (Played by Eliza Dushku) is sent out on an assignment as a girl looking for her missing sister. FBI agent Paul Ballard (Played by Tahmoh Penikett [Helo from Battlestar Galactica]), who’s been looking for Dollhouse, locates Echo while on this assignment. Ballard knows who she is. He’s got the missing persons’ profile on her. Yet the twist is that Echo’s true programming is to assassinate Ballard.
Now that’s what I call a twist inside a twist!
The interesting aspect of Echo’s character is that she still develops despite being programmed over and over. She tries to understand the impact of each personality she’s been given and how it all fits together.
That’s today’s update on Dollhouse.
Dollhouse is to air on Fox in 2009, midseason, will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Mutant Enemy Inc.. Exec producer / writer and director: Joss Whedon, starring Eliza Dushku, Olivia Williams, Tahmoh Penikett, Fran Kranz, Dichen Lachman, Enver Gjokaj and Harry Lennix.
Sources: dollrific.com, youcantdownloadit
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