Joss Whedon is returning to television with Dollhouse, a scifi-action series starring Eliza Dushku.
Variety reports that Fox has ordered seven episodes of the show, which chronicles “a top-secret world of people programmed with different personalities, abilities and memories depending on their mission.”
After each assignment, the characters’ memories are erased, and they’re sent back to a guarded lab, dubbed the “Dollhouse.”
“We call it a suspense-drama-mythology-comedy- action-horror musical,” Whedon half-jokingly told EW.com. “The main thrust is the thruline of Echo as a sort of newly born character who goes, ‘Wait a minute — I exist. Wow. So who would I be? And how dangerous is it for me to let anybody know that I know that I exist?’ Not unlike the Frankenstein myth, it’s, ‘Who made me, who am I, and why am I?’”
Barring a writers strike, Fox hopes to put Dollhouse in production in the spring, and have it ready for the fall season.