Dollhouse: Another Villain on Season 2 - Featured


While the future of Dollhouse is still uncertain, co-executive producers Liz Craft and Sarah Fain tell TVBarn.com that they have pretty good plans for the show's sophomore season, including another villain in addition to Alpha (Alan Tudyk).


"Alpha will be out there, but we'll have someone else in Season 2, I'm sure. We always wanted him to get away," says Craft.


Fain adds, "Well, on a practical level Alan Tudyk is fantastic. And on a storytelling level it took just so long to get to Alpha. We didn't get to him until the end of the season, so it's worth it just to carry him over."


Craft also gives her thoughts as to why Dollhouse might have failed to gather enough steam through its 12-episode run.


"I felt that in the first few episodes we all figured out, 'OK, this is what Dollhouse is, these are the sweet spots,' and then we kind of got there."


According to Fain, they spent the first half of the season negotiating with the network about what the show was. "After those first five episodes is where [creator, Whedon] Joss' vision got to come through."


The beleaguered Fox series reeled in 2.77 million viewers for its finale - the lowest this season - although its numbers do get bumped up 30 percent once people come home Friday and DVR views are taken into account.


Industry reports that Dollhouse can only survive via "creative financing" by the network, much like the deal NBC has struck with satellite service DirecTV with the critically acclaimed football-themed drama Friday Night Lights.


Needless to say, Dollhouse fans have launched massive online campaigns to save their favorite sci-fi series, including the "Tweet to save Dollhouse" campaign, but the decision remains to rest on network bigwigs.


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May 14, 2009 6:06PM EDT

I hope it does get picked up for another season, its such a good show.

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May 15, 2009 5:20AM EDT

I agree.It started off okay (and there was at least one very unforgettable episode), but as it progressed it became really good. I hope that it gets renewed, and maybe FOX should also consider moving it to a better time slot. Maybe another network might be interested if FOX is not (SCI-FI perhaps).
Fingers crossed for a season 2!

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