Filmmaker Joss Whedon’s 2008 made-for-Internet hit “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” will make its TV premiere at 8 tonight on the CW (KOCB-34 in Oklahoma City).
The tunefully oddball 42-minute tale is helping the network launch of its fall season.
The Emmy-winning “Dr. Horrible” stars Neil Patrick Harris as the titular wannabe super-villain, Nathan Fillion as the smarmy superhero who continually defeats him, Felicia Day as the fetching do-gooder they both desire and Simon Helberg as the doctor’s sidekick Moist.
As previously reported, Whedon (“The Avengers”) told Variety back over the summer that he hopes to get the long-awaited “Dr. Horrible” sequel into production “within the next year.”
One of the major obstacles to producing the sequel has been the fact that Whedon keeps “employing the people who will work on it” in other capacities, he told Variety.
The original “Dr. Horrible” was penned by Whedon and his brothers, Jed and Zack Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen. Jed Whedon and Tancharoen worked for Joss on his 2009-10 Fox drama “Dollhouse,” and they have been recruited to help him co-write a pilot for ABC and Marvel TV this year based on Nick Fury’s S.H.I.E.L.D. espionage organization featured in “The Avengers.”
Plus, Joss Whedon will return to write and direct “The Avengers” sequel, which is is already slated for a May 2015 release.
If you’ve never experienced the mad genius that is “Dr. Horrible,” a preview is embedded below. Set your DVRs, fellow nerds!