Categories Happy Town News & Projects

‘Happy Town’ Picked Up!

Another news day, folks!

Sources are confirming that ABC has picked up Amy’s new pilot, Happy Town, though an official announcement won’t be made until Tuesday (the day after FOX’s upfront presentations — here’s hoping Amy makes an appearance at either or both events!)

However, this does cast doubt over Amy’s involvement in Dollhouse — either Amy will no longer be in it or more infrequently. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the latter!

Outside links include Los Angeles Times and IGN.

Categories Dollhouse

‘Dollhouse’ Renewed!

The official announcement isn’t until Monday during the upfront presentations, but it’s true! Dollhouse will be returning for a second season in the Fall!

Initially, 13 episodes have been ordered with an option for more; the show budget has been slashed and the ‘remote free’ trial (shorter ad breaks; longer episodes) have been removed so the episodes will be back to 42 minutes as opposed to 50 minutes; and finally, the move marks a shift in the creative direction of the show — Joss pitched the season to FOX last week.

Outside links include End of Show and The Live Feed.

No word yet if Amy will continue to have a recurring guest spot but I shall let you guys know as soon as any news breaks!

Categories Dollhouse Gallery Updates

New ‘Epitaph One’ Still

Gossi has published a brand new (spoilery) still from episode 13 of Dollhouse titled ‘Epitaph One’ and it features Amy! Such an intriguing episode by the looks of things. :) A preview is to your right and the gallery link is below, enjoy!

In other news, we shall find out if Dollhouse gets renewed next Monday (May 18) at the UpFront presentations though Eliza has already tweeted that talks are taking place & she’d like to return. Fingers crossed!

Gallery Link
Episode Stills

Categories Dollhouse News & Projects

‘Dollhouse’ DVD Details

Full details for the Dollhouse DVD & Blu-Ray have now been released; it looks good!

Disc One
– Ghost
Commentary by Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku
– The Target
– Stage Fright
– Gray Hour
– True Believer

Disc Two
– Man on the Street
Commentary by Joss Whedon
– Echoes
– Needs
– A Spy in the House…
– Haunted

Disc Three
– Briar Rose
– Omega
– Never-before-seen episode Epitaph One
Commentary by writers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen
– Original Unaired Pilot – Echo
– Deleted Scenes
– “Making Dollhouse” featurette
– “Coming Back Home” featurette
– “Finding Echo” featurette
– “Designing the Perfect Dollhouse” featurette
– “A Private Engagement” featurette

Source: The Live Feed

Categories Dollhouse Gallery Updates

1×12 Omega Captures

Apologies for the delay, I’ve been busy with work, but I finally got to see the season finale of Dollhouse and it was absolutely brilliant — Amy was a revelation in terms of character development; wow! — I can’t praise it enough! Of course, don’t view the screencaptures if you haven’t yet seen the episode as they are spoiler heavy. Gallery link and previews are below, enjoy! :)

Gallery Link
1×12 – Omega Captures

Categories Dollhouse News & Projects

‘Epitaph One’ to Air at Comic-Con

A brand new episode of Dollhouse, set in the future, will be on the Dollhouse DVD in North America exclusively. We understand plans are afoot to screen it for the first time at Comic-Con in San Diego, which runs in July.

The episode is focused around Felicia Day, and features four other new characters. Additionally — despite what has been previously reported elsewhere — it does include the regular Dollhouse cast.

The episode was shot with a very limited budget in a constrained environment on digital, it is VFX heavy in places, and for the first time delves into the purpose of the Dollhouse. It is mythology heavy and an essential watch for fans of the series.

Tone wise, think gothic horror. Felicia Day plays a freedom fighter. What are they fighting over? The Dollhouse. What’s happened at the Dollhouse in the future? You’ll find out. It’s messy and twisted. The ghosts of Dollhouse past are out to play.

The episode is directed by Joss Whedon, and is planned to have its first screening amongst thousands of fans at Comic-Con.

Source: End Of Show

Categories Fire and Ice News & Projects

‘Fire and Ice’ on DVD & Blu-Ray

Amy’s TV movie, titled Fire and Ice, which was filmed in Romania alongside Tom Wisdom and John Rhys-Davies, has been released on region 2 DVD & Blu-Ray as a special edition — under the title of Fire & Ice – The Dragon Chronicles.

However, there is a catch, as it is only available to buy in Germany at Amazon.de and while it does include English audio, it only has German subtitling. Nevertheless, the sidebar has been updated in case you’d like to order a copy. :)

I shall keep you guys updated on a region 1 and/or general region 2 release when further information becomes available, though I wouldn’t hold out too much hope for this.

Categories News & Projects The Last Time I Made Straight A's

New Project Confirmed!

It’s a news day, today!

I had previously reported on a possible new project for Amy and IMDB has confirmed this to be The Last Time I Made Straight A’s, which will reportedly begin photography in July, on location in Dallas, Texas.

Amy’s husband, James Carpinello, is also listed as being part of the cast — it would be very interesting seeing these two on screen together. :)

I also came across an old interview that’s dated September 2008, which confirms the project title; the extract is posted below. Scoot is sure one busy guy!

Jane: What are you working on now?

Scoot: We have two other movies we’re producing. One of them is called “The Last Time I Made Straight A’s,” written and directed by Dave Cole. I’m playing the lead opposite Amy Acker, who was in Alias and Angel [also in Joss Whedon’s upcoming series, Dollhouse]. Also in that is Eddie Jemison, who was in Oceans 11, 12 and 13. And then we have another movie called Frank and Cindy that I’m producing, and a couple of films, The Beautiful Letdown, directed by Jeffery Travis, and an untitled script that we should be shooting in October.

Source: Film Gecko

Categories Dollhouse News & Projects

‘Dollhouse’ on DVD July 28

I can confirm that Dollhouse will be released on region 1 DVD & Blu-Ray on July 28, 2009 and you can now pre-order the DVD from Amazon — and it’s quickly climbing the “Movers & Shakers” (biggest gainers) DVD list! :)

The artwork has also been released and can be viewed at TVShowsOnDVD.com which has been photoshopped ever so slightly. Love the quote from Time though!