I’m just going to come right out and say it: Joss Whedon is a total babe magnet. This is scientific fact further proven by the news that Summer Glau is joining Dollhouse as a recurring character in the upcoming second season.
So, for those counting at home, that means welcoming Summer to the Dollhouse with Eliza Dushku, Dichen Lachman, Miracle Laurie, Olivia Williams and Amy Acker.
See what I was saying about babe magnet?
After Summer’s previous series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was canceled in May, Joss told Entertainment Weekly he would love to find a way to bring her onto the series. And now it seems he has: Summer will play Bennett, a Dollhouse employee who shares a past with Eliza’s Echo.
Might I suggest a shared passion for firearms as well? Because, damn, they sure look good carrying them. And wearing tank tops. Oh, and boots. What? It’s not greedy if it’s true.
Additional guest stars appearing throughout the show’s sophomore season will be Eliza’s fellow Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel alum Alexis Denisof, Battlestar Galactica veterans Jamie Bamber and Michael Hogan and Dexter actor Keith Carradine.
Alexis will play a U.S. senator leading a witch hunt to track down the underground organization. Jamie will play a mysterious, charismatic businessman who is Echo’s new husband in the season premiere. Michael portrays a man who seeks the Dollhouse’s help to stop a family member’s psychotic killing spree. And Keith portrays a nemesis of Adelle DeWitt. Amy and Miracle will be back next season, too, respectively in recurring roles as Dr. Claire Saunders/Whiskey and Madeline/November.
Joss has been famously loyal to his actors, and it seems Dollhouse is no different. Besides building it around former Buffy and Angel star Eliza, he has brought on Amy (Angel), Summer (Firefly, Serenity), Alexis (Angel), Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Serenity) and Felicia Day (Buffy, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog). Since Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan are probably too busy, might I also suggest Emma Caulfield, Charisma Carpenter and Amber Benson as potential guest stars?
So, what do you think of Summer’s addition? And who else would you love see welcomed to the Dollhouse when its second season premieres Sept. 25?