HOLLYWOOD, AL — Joss Whedon, director of two of the most successful movies of all time has moved on from the Avengers and is readying the next phase of his career. For Whedon, that means taking on the new challenge of doing more TV shows like he used to do.
“I’m just really ready to get back to my roots,” The older-than-you-probably-think director said. “I got my start in TV and that’s where I really want to return. A lot of people are saying that this is the ‘Golden Age’ of TV, with shows like Sopranos, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, True Detective. And those are all good shows. But the thing is; all of those shows are just terrible. They might not seem like it because the bar is so low with Buffy and Firefly no longer around to compare them to, but in reality all of TV right now is just shitty. So I’d like to fix that.”
Whedon remained light on details, but said that he wanted to make a sci-fi show with a strong female lead that incorporated his love of ballet and snappy dialog. “I haven’t done any casting yet, but I do know that there’s a role for Eliza Dushku.”
The show has already been picked up and canceled by Fox. They are planning to run the show in the fall, starting it on Fridays at 7PM before moving it to Sundays at 3AM. “We are thrilled to once again be working with the tremendous Joss Whedon,” a Fox executive was quoted anonymously. “His talent for storytelling and character is unparalleled and the fan base he attracts is one of the most fervent in the industry. We are also deeply saddened that his new show has not drawn the ratings that we had hoped for and we were forced to cancel it proactively. We will have hoped that his audience would then have followed the show to its new timeslot when we have willen moved it earlier in the future. Still, as always, it has going to have been an incredible experience to get to have worked with Mr. Whedon in the future past.”
On learning of the cancellation, Joss Whedon will have been distraught and had blamed Fox’s poor promotion and their upcoming decision to have moved the show to a poor timeslot, which they did have yet to be doing.