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Summer Glau lands recurring role on Whedon's Dollhouse

by Mike Moody, posted Aug 27th 2009 2:40PM
summer glau dollhouse tsccFox has confirmed that Summer Glau is heading back to work for Firefly/Serenity creator Joss Whedon with a recurring role on Dollhouse.

Whedon told EW in May that he was writing a part for Glau, but he didn't spill any details about her role on the show's upcoming second season. He said he didn't want her to play a "Doll," because that would be too obvious. Now, after a few early reports hit the web, Fox has offered up some details about Glau's connection to the Dollhouse.

Will she be playing a Dollhouse client? An active? A cyborg? ... OK, she's definitely not playing a cyborg this time. (At least we don't think she is.) Head after the jump for the answer.

Glau will join Dollhouse in the recurring role of Bennett, a Dollhouse employee who shares a past with Eliza Dushku's Echo. Reports say Glau will show up in episode five and will recur throughout the season. Glau joins Whedon vets Amy Acker, Alan Tudyk and Felicia Day, who have all appeared on Dollhouse. Angel's Alexis Denisof is also slated to guest star next season as Daniel Perrin, a U.S. senator trying to track down the organization that runs the Dollhouse.

As most TV Squad readers know, I was a big fan of Glau's work on Fox's great but short-lived Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, which was paired up with Dollhouse last season on Friday nights. Glau showed some surprising range in some of those TSCC eps, and I hope we'll get to see another side of her once Bennett appears on Dollhouse.

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Dan

I love Summer Glau she is amazing, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was her best show

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September 16 2009 at 1:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Galley

Summer Glau just doesn't need her own show; she needs her own network!

August 28 2009 at 8:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Axel Harris

Wait, is she finally getting a role where she has an actualy human-like personality? Wow.

August 27 2009 at 5:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Val

She was kinda human on The 4400 towards the end..

August 27 2009 at 6:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

Excellent move by Dushku and Whedon. Summer Glau was an important part of a VERY strong cast in a great show (T:SCC) and I'm glad to see her back so soon on a show I watch and enjoy.

August 27 2009 at 4:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
davem

Buffy Season 7 = Nathan Fillion, villian
Angel Season 4 = Gina Torres, villian
Angel Season 5 = Adam Baldwin, villian
Dollhouse Season 1 = Alan Tudyk, villian
Dollhouse Season 2 = Summer Glau, ...

Can the streak be broken?

August 27 2009 at 3:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Tool

This girl is so hot. I will definitely check it out.

August 27 2009 at 3:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
divineparasite

I certainly enjoy the fact that Summer will be on "DollHouse". I do sort of worry that having Alexis and Summer guest star is a stunt to bring in more viewers, he did say when he brought Amy Acker on board that he didn't just want to make this a vhiecle for Whedonverse hall of fame. Yet if it brings more viewers I'm for it, though if Summer brought in the viewers wouldn't "Terminator" still be on the air? I don't know, but I'm definately looking forward to more of "Dollhouse".

August 27 2009 at 3:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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