It’s a Whedonverse reunion on “Dollhouse.”
Summer Glau and Alexis Denisof, both of Joss Whedon series fame, and Michael Hogan are joining the group of big names visiting second season of FOX’s “Dollhouse.” They join the recently announced guest stars Keith Carradine and Jamie Bamber.
But let’s get back to the Whedonverse characters, shall we?
Glau will join the cast of “Dollhouse” as recurring character Bennett, “a Dollhouse employee who shares a past with Echo (Eliza Dushku).” Since we haven’t seen Glau previously, it’s possible her character had been working previously at one of the other Dollhouses out there before coming to the one we know and love.
Glau, known most recently for “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” had starred in Whedon’s beloved sci-fi western series “Firefly” and its big-screen follow-up “Serenity.”
As if that little Whedon reunion weren’t enough, Alexis Denisof, who appeared on Whedon’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” before moving on to become a regular castmember on its spinoff “Angel,” will make a guest appearance as Sen. Daniel Perrin, who’s on a witch hunt to expose the Dollhouse. Hmm, perhaps Paul (Tahmoh Penikett) won’t be all alone in his endeavors this season. That always seemed a little fruitless.
Glau and Denisof join the growing list of former Whedon series stars who’ve reunited with the man himself on “Dollhouse.” Others include series star Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Alan Tudyk and Felicia Day (who was only seen in “Epitaph One,” the 13th episode from Season One that wasn’t aired).
Also, this season Michael Hogan of “Battlestar Galactica” fame will play Bradley Karrens, a man who seeks the Dollhouse’s help to stop a family member’s psychotic killing spree. Hogan’s fellow “BSG” castmate Jamie Bamber was inadvertently revealed to be a guest star Wednesday when FOX made photos of the first episode available to press. Bamber will play businessman Martin Klar, who is Echo’s new husband. We really wish FOX would tell us more than that!
Finally, as previously reported, Keith Carradine will come on as businessman Matthew Harding, a “nemesis” of Dollhouse chief Adelle (Olivia Williams). A FOX publicist had already told Zap2it that Harding is also somehow involved with Sierra’s history, which makes us wonder if Adelle and Sierra knew each other in their previous, non-Dollhouse lives.
Besides the main cast, FOX also announced that Amy Acker’s character Dr. Claire Saunders/Whiskey and Miracle Laurie’s character Madeline/November will return for multiple-episode arcs.
“Dollhouse” debuts its second season on Friday, Sept. 25.
So, those “T:SCC” fans out there, now are you excited?
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