File this one under ‘not really surprised’. The word from San Diego Comic-Con and beyond is that three actors with a pedigree in science fiction are set to guest star in the second season of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse, including two actors that the show’s creator has worked with before.
Summer Glau, formerly Cameron Baum of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles fame and River Tam of Firefly, is in negotiations to appear, according to the man himself. Whedon was keen to stress that the talks are preliminary, however, but fans should hopefully be seeing her at some point. We just hope, genuinely, for the sake of her career that she isn’t playing a doll but a fully fleshed-out human character. Also from the Whedonverse is Alexis Denisof, formerly Wesley Wyndam-Pryce from Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel.
More surprisingly perhaps will be the guest appearance of Jamie Bamber, who recently concluded his run on Battlestar Galactica as Apollo. Bamber’s casting news comes through Kristin Dos Santos of E! Online, and audiences will likely be seeing him in the premiere.
Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse stars Eliza Dushku as the central character Echo, a woman who is capable of being programmed with any personality for any assignment given to her by her handlers. When off-duty she is devoid of personality, however, she has started to reassert her own identity and sense of individuality while in the supposed blank slate. The show was renewed for a second season earlier this year, and will be returning this autumn.