Tuesday, April 22, 2008

First, the Bad News:

It's on Fox. And we know what that means.

Now for the good news:

It's a great day for fans who are looking forward to Joss Whedon's new FOX series, Dollhouse. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator's latest foray into television is about a girl named Echo, played by Eliza Dushku, who is part of an elite group of people known as "dolls." These dolls are humans who have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas, making them the perfect undercover operatives for dangerous assignments.

It was previously announced that actors such as Olivia Williams and Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica) would be in the cast, and now two more familiar names have been announced for prominent roles: Harry Lennix (24) and former Angel actress Amy Acker....

Acker, who played Fred/Illyria on Angel and also had a villainous role in the final season of Alias, will play Dr. Claire Saunders. Saunders is the smart yet sad caretaker of the dolls who may have a crush on a nerdy programmer in the office. This is more of a recurring role, so Acker may not appear in the pilot episode of the series.
I knew Joss and Eliza were doing a project, but...Amy Acker! Can I just say: squeal!

Also, the always-wonderful Olivia Williams.

There's also a guy in the cast named Enver Gjokaj, which makes this possibly the first-ever TV series with two Albanian-Americans in leading roles.