Thursday, March 27, 2008

Eliza Dushku has gained some new playmates in Joss Whedon's new Fox series Dollhouse, and surprisingly none of them are Buffy Alum. But don't fret, there's still four of the eight main roles up for grabs, so we may get some Buffy Alum yet.

According to The Hollywood Reporter four main characters have been cast so far with Battlestar Galactica's Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Fran Kranz ("Welcome to the Captain"), Australian Dichen Lachman, and Enver Gjokaj tackling the roles.

The series follows a group of young men and women, called "Dolls," who are imprinted with different personalities for different assignments. They have no memories of their previous lives, until Echo (Dushku) begins to try to find out who she was. The dollhouse is the memory-erasing lab where the "dolls" spend their time between missions.

Penikett takes on the role of Paul Smith, "an FBI field agent obsessed with the urban myth of Dollhouse and a twisted romantic foil for Echo."
Kranz will be playing Topher Brink, "a twentysomething genius programer responsible for imprinting the dolls."

Lachman will become Sierra, "a doll like Echo and her friend, who has every personality in the world but her own."
And Gjokaj will play Victor, another doll and "a friend of Echo's, who is childlike when he's inactive, and everything from Errol Flynn to young DeNiro when he's active."

The other four characters remaining to be cast are:
Adelle Dewitt: The fortyish iceberg who runs the Dollhouse where the human Etch-a-Sketches reside.
Boyd Langton: Echo's handler and father figure.
November: The Tracy Turnblad of the Dolls.
Dr. Claire Sanders: The beautiful older woman with whom Topher is smitten.

Can't wait to see who Whedon gets to fill these roles, and I'm still hoping to see some familiar faces.


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