Dollverse was started as a small website about FOX’s Dollhouse back in November 2007, and ended up taking me all over world. Literally. In 2008 Dollverse was awarded Syfy’s site of the month, we were nominated for a Portal award in 2009 and in 2010 I planned for the site to win a boat filled with oddly hairy but still attractive animals. That didn’t happen. I’ll never get over it.
Dollverse tracked Dollhouse from being announced to a million fan squees (not my headline), to being caught in the writer strike (rightly so), to being moved from Fall to Midseason, to going to Friday night, to not airing the pilot, to not terribly great ratings, to not airing the finale, to getting renewed for a second season… And then confusion about the air date, air time… Through to a wild finale and comic books. It was a confusing, frustrating, awesome time.
The show produced 28 episodes and 6 comic books. Writers Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen went on to deliver the movie “The Avengers”, and are currently due to deliver show “S.H.I.E.L.D.”, an Avengers universe show, to ABC. Andrew Chambliss is now a co-producer on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time”. Jane Espenson is on a mission to write… everything. The other writers are also scattered across US Television.
Since the show went off air, I helped develop a movie with Dichen Lachman, Fran Kranz, Enver Gjokaj, Miracle Laurie and Maurissa Tancharoen called Lust for Love, due for release soon.
I loved this show.
- Kev Beaumont