To mark the show’s second season being released on DVD, the cast and crew of Dollhouse have created a music video for the track, “Remains” which was used on the soundtrack of the episode Epitaph One. The video stars Dollhouse cast member Fran Kranz (Topher) and was written by Maurissa Tancharoen who is also a show writer.
“Remains” by Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon
Directed by Anton King
Story by Anton King
Starring Maurissa Tancharoen, Fran Kranz, Caitlin Stasey, and J.R. Starr
Fox has surprised critics and fans alike by ordering a second series of struggling sci-fi series Dollhouse.
The Joss Whedon-scripted drama stars Eliza Dushku as a secret agent whose mind has been wiped so she can be imprinted with any personality her handlers require.
It suffered near-disastrous ratings, and many assumed it would suffer the same fate as its creator’s previous series, Firefly, which was pulled after just 11 episodes.
But, according to The Hollywood Reporter, executives took into account Firefly’s longevity – it has continued to sell well on DVD and spawned a big-screen movie, Serenity – when deciding Dollhouse’s fate.
Producers are also reported to have promised budget cuts to secure a second series.
The show premiered in the UK this week on the Sci-Fi Channel.
Joss Whedon announced that his musical Web series, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, will be streamed free for only one week, beginning July 15. Act one goes up on that date, followed by act two on July 17 and act three on July 19. All three parts will remain on the site until midnight July 20.
After that, the series will be made available for paid download in some format and will ultimately end up on DVD, with extras. Whedon promised more information at Comic-Con International in San Diego in July.
Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) wrote the musical series during last year’s writers’ strike. Co-writers for the Internet feature are Whedon’s brothers, Zack and Jed, and Jed’s fiancee, Maurissa Tancharoen. The story centers on a low-rent supervillain (Neil Patrick Harris), the hero who keeps beating him up (Nathan Fillion) and the cute girl from the laundromat he’s too shy to talk to (Felicia Day).