With all the Dollhouse news that I will eventually be writing about…I present a preview of the series, which starts in January!
Created by: Joss Whedon
Starring: Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, and some other peeps.
In Dollhouse, Dushku plays a young woman named Echo, a member of a group of people known as “Actives” or “Dolls.” The Dolls have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas, including memory, muscle memory, skills, and language, for different assignments. They’re then hired out for particular jobs, crimes, fantasies, and occasional good deeds. On missions, Actives are monitored internally (and remotely) by Handlers. In between tasks, they are mind-wiped into a child-like state and live in a futuristic dormitory/laboratory, a hidden facility nicknamed “The Dollhouse”. The story follows Echo, who begins, in her mind-wiped state, to become self-aware.
Beyond Dushku’s character, the show will also revolve around the people who run the mysterious “Dollhouse” and two other “Dolls”, Victor and Sierra, who are friendly with Echo. Although the Actives are ostensibly volunteers, the operation is highly illegal and under constant threat from Paul Smith, a determined federal agent who has heard a rumor about the dolls on one end and an insane rogue Active on the other.
It’s a shame the show has been put off to January, but I’ll wait forever for a Whedon show. With Dushku’s “Tru Calling” and Whedon’s “Firefly” both cancelled by Fox, it worries me to see Dollhouse played out on the same treachurous network. My fingers will be crossed that they (Fox) don’t fuck this up again.
Sounds cool, right? TLW will keep you updated on any and all Dollhouse news stuffs.