Whedon Musical in the Works

Joss Whedon is one of the few rare talents out in the entertainment world these days. His penchant for empowering women, left of center comedy and dramas has made him a fan favorite. But what he loves is musicals.
Whedon wrote on the fansite Whedonesque that during the strike he had turned his attention to writing a musical. Here’s what he had to say;

“During the strike I started writing a musical intended as a limited internet series, 3 episodes of approximately 10 minutes each. Writing with me was my brother Jed, his fiancee Maurissa, and my other brother Zack. To my shock and surprise, we finished it. To my greater shock and surprise, we managed (with the help of many people I'll be praising at length soon) to drag it into preproduction (yes, just as DOLLHOUSE was given a start date two months away and all my comics were due.) And today, after a grueling week of writing everything ever while trying to be a producer, I got to start shooting. A musical.”

For anyone who is a Whedon fan, and even those of you who aren’t, you will probably remember the Buffy musical; Once More with Feeling. Whedon has long been a fan of musicals, and so it’s great to see him so excited about this project.

He went on to say about the show: “It's the story of 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. And I'm having the time of my life.”

The project is called Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and will star Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible, Nathan Fillion as Captain Hammer and Felicia Day as Penny. This, I tell you, I can’t wait for! It’ll air on the web sometime soon, no further details.
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