'Dollhouse' Had to Modify Pilot and Alter Characters


'Dollhouse' Had to Modify Pilot and Alter Characters


Creator of FOX's 'Dollhouse', Joss Whedon, explained on what happened to the show that was shut down in September.

On the fate of FOX's "Dollhouse" that has been delayed in its production, creator Joss Whedon has blogged to address the issue. In his post on Whedonesque, the Academy Award-nominated writer said that the pilot had to be completely thrown out and some characters were eliminated to make sure that the show heads to the right direction.

"Yes, we've had to make adjustments," Whedon wrote. "Yes, it's been hard and I've been depressing to be around for awhile. Basically, the Network and I had different ideas about what the tone of the show would be." In September Whedon announced that he needed more time in re-writing the scripts and rumor had it, the producers of the show were not pleased if heroine of the show, Echo, which is played by Eliza Dushku, has no free will or ability to do much beyond what she's told to do.

Whedon continued further, "They bought something somewhat different than what I was selling them, which is not that uncommon in this business. Their desires were not surprising: up the stakes, make the episodes more stand-alone, stop talking about relationships and cut to the chase. Oh, and add a chase. That you can cut to."

He also described that the shut down earlier this year has been "frustrating" after all the progress made with the pilot, scripts and casting. "So back into the writer cave I went, wondering why I put up with this when I can make literally dozens of dollars making internet movies," he added.

The temporary premiere schedule for the show is marked in January 2009. The show is about a bunch of people who 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 are bonded in a group called "The Dolls" or "Actives" that is hired out for particular jobs, crimes, fantasies, and occasional good deeds.

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