Thursday, March 27, 2008

BSG star lands on Joss Whedon's new show

This in from TVSquad, a little more with actors and the post-BSG world. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this - Tahmoh Penkiett is, in my opinion, one of the weaker links of the show, but maybe he'll be better in a different role:

BSG star lands on Joss Whedon's new show
With the final season of Battlestar Galactica starting up next week (sniff), the actors on that fabulous show need some new work. At least one of them has a pretty sweet gig set up: Tahmoh Penikett (aka 'Helo') has been cast on Joss Whedon's new pilot.

The pilot is called Dollhouse, and it already stars Eliza Dushku. The series is about four "dolls" who receive different personalities for each assignment (FBI, CIA? I dunno). Dushku's character begins to override the microchips that supposedly wipe out her memory and figures out who she is. Penikett will play an FBI agent who is obsessed with the Dollhouse myth and set on finding out the truth.

Other casting includes Fran Kranz (Welcome to the Captain), Australian actress Dichen Lachman and Enver Gjokaj (don't ask me how to pronounce that one). There are four more main parts that still need to be cast and I'm wondering if it's possible to find more actors with strange and unpronounceable names.

If you're wondering why you haven't heard about Dollhouse, it's probably because the news about it got lost in all the writer's strike mayhem. Just before the strike, 20th Century Fox Television gave a 7-episode order for Dollhouse. Wahoo!

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