As you’ve probably seen over the past few days, the rumors have flown fast and furious over whether or not Joss Whedon’s show Dollhouse will be picked up by Fox for a second season.
Well, while a final decision still hasn’t been made by studio execs, the show’s creator seemed a bit skeptical in an interview with Sci Fi Wire:
“[The chances are] not very good but in limbo. ,.. Obviously our numbers are pretty soft, and there it is, but we live in hope. I’m really proud of the episodes that are coming out. More than that, I can’t really ask.”
He also discussed how cost-cutting resulted in his post-apocalyptic episode Epitaph One:
“The decision had to do with the studio saying, ‘We need another episode for our package, and we can’t afford one. … ‘Can you do a clip show? Can we show the unaired pilot?’ I’m like, ‘No, you can’t. It wouldn’t make any sense. Besides, we cannibalized it for parts. Most of it’s in other episodes.’ And they were like, ‘Well, we really have to have 13 for foreign.’ And I said, ‘I’ll tell you what. I’ll shoot a post-apocalyptic thriller that’s all on our sets in six days with a cast of four other people, then we’ll pepper it with different bits from our regular cast, and we can do it all during the schedule. It’ll cost you half. I can do this.’ And I was so in love with the idea that I just came up with off the top of my head, and that’s what it turned into. It’s one of the best episodes we’ve ever made.”
So anyway, discuss amongst yourselves. Fox has obviously kept mum about everything, but is scheduled to make a final decision in May.