Whedon’s ‘Horrible’ Trailer
June 25, 2008 2:58 PM
Remember that writers strike about some newfangled thing called the Internet? Well, let go of the bitterness of having lost new episodes of your favorite shows and being spoon-fed reality programming, because the writers strike actually gave birth to a new venture from Joss Whedon.
Because Whedon doesn’t have his finger in too many pies already, he and his brothers Zack and Jed, plus Jed’s fiancée, Maurissa Tancharoen, got together during the strike and wrote “Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” a three-part, 10-minute Web musical about “a low-rent super-villain, the hero who keeps beating him up, and the cute girl from the laundromat he’s too shy to talk to.”
“Doctor Horrible” stars Nathan Fillion (“Firefly”) as hero Captain Hammer, Felicia Day (one of the many slayerettes during “Buffy’s” last season) as cute girl Penny and Whedonverse newcomer Neil Patrick Harris as Doctor Horrible.
Today, the teaser trailer made its debut. You can’t really hear any singing, but it sure looks nice for a Web production.
Check it out after the cut.
The trailer marks the first piece of official material released from the Web musical, aside from key art featuring a blacked-out outline of Harris on the official site (see it below). However, that didn’t stop fansite doctorhorrible.net from launching back in March.
If Whedon fans are already campaigning to save Fox’s “Dollhouse,” which doesn’t debut until midseason, then you certainly can’t expect them to contain their excitement for “Doctor Horrible.” (Whedonites, the Daily Blink teases because it loves, just like it tells its best friend.)
No word yet on where and when “Doctor Horrible” will launch, but Whedon has already said they are doing “amazing DVD extras.”
Will “Doctor Horrible” prove to be a viable example of television writers looking for a different avenue? Only time will tell, but it can’t hurt to have Joss Whedon and his fans on your side.