Summer Glau cast on 'Dollhouse'

Summer Glau is joining Dollhouse this season as Bennett, a Dollhouse employee who shares a past with Eliza Dushku’s Echo, Fox has confirmed. As reported by EW’s own Michael Ausiello, the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles actress will appear alongside Battlestar Galactica‘s Jamie Bamber — as well as Angel‘s Alexis Denisof and BG‘s Michael Hogan — in a never-ending parade of sci-fi faves on the Joss Whedon creation.


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  • Tarc

    Joss sure nkows how to make fans happy… and to pump up those ratings! Since I’m a Dollhouse fan, very good news.

  • Nick

    God…can’t we just get to the new season already! I loved my Summer TV, but I’m ready for all my faves to return!

  • Elizabeth

    I was never that impressed with Glau on Firefly, and always thought she had the least depth and talent of the cast. That said hopefully she’s improved, and the rest of the guest casting (Hello Jamie Bamber) seems terrific!

    • brody

      Saying she’s least talented of the Firefly cast is like saying she’s the least delicious kind of chocolate. (Never saw here in T:SCC, but I loved her in Firefly and Serenity.)

      • brody

        Typo. Meant “her,” not “here.”

  • Ben

    Given Glau’s series track record, I guess this guarantees that Dollhouse won’t live to see season 3.

    • Steve

      Yes, because it was totally her that made those series fail. It wasnt ratings or a budget or anything… COUGHsarcasmCOUGH

  • Horatio

    Elizabeth, Summer Glau had little acting experience on Firefly, having primarily been a dancer until that point. That is why Joss chose her for that role. But she has improved a bit, and would have been a far better choice for the lead character than Dushku, who is simply dreadful. Were it not for Dushku, Dollhouse would a don’t miss show. I still watch it, but her presence mars the show’s ability to break through to classic “Joss”.

    • Ana

      Gotta agree. Summer would have been a far better choice for Echo, I like Eliza but she seems unable to play more than the sexy, tough chick. She falls flat on her face when she attempts anything different. I realized her limitations on Buffy, when Buffy and Faith changed bodies. Made me appreciate SMG’s acting skills, plays Good and Bad well. Eliza isn’t so convincing as a good girl/woman.

      • John

        Really? You guys weren’t utterly charmed by her “Are these porn men?” character from “Man on the Street”? That’s been my favorite imprint so far.

  • K

    This is awesome

  • harry

    YEssssssssss!!!!

  • orville

    Yay! Couldn’t be more excited for the next season if they cast Sarah Michelle Geller herself.

    • Ana

      Hey that would be interesting. Won’t ever happen ‘tho. I’ve heard that SMG is on bad terms with a lot of people from Buffy. Too bad.

  • Alex(andria)

    This is great news for Dollhouse! Not only is Summer Glau terrific, her addition to the cast might pull in viewers who were fans of Sarah Connor Chronicles.

  • Kevin

    Alex(andria) – um, no it won’t… I am a Terminator SCC fan, but Dollhouse is a terrible show so even though i like Glau, i won’t be watching.

    • Ana

      Try it. The show got better as the season went on. If you only saw the early ones (esp. hideous back-up singer/dancer) you might have given up too early.

  • allie

    jamie bsrber, summer glau AND Michael Hogan? i wasn’t a huge fan of dollhouse last season but I sure will give it another try now!

  • TellyB

    “Elizabeth, Summer Glau had little acting experience on Firefly, having primarily been a dancer until that point. That is why Joss chose her for that role. But she has improved a bit, and would have been a far better choice for the lead character than Dushku, who is simply dreadful”

    Are you kidding me? That’s like saying…”would you rather eat a dirt sandwich, or a mud burrito”??

    Summer Glau and Dushku are both terrible actresses who simply seem incapable of showing emotions through her faces…maybe that’s why they have recently played robots and memory-free cyphers…

    Seriously, that’s the weakest part of DOLLHOUSE…the leading lady is an atrocious “actress”

    • Jena

      Did you see Summer on The Unit? She was great.

  • Ana

    I don’t think that’s a fair criticism of Summer. I haven’t seen her in a part yet that required “normal” emotion. I think that she brought so much to the part of a damaged genius and robot, that she IS capable of bringing it. Why don’t we watch and see? I for one am excited.

    • Julie

      If you remember from the TSCC pilot…Summer played Cameron very human-like. It wasn’t until the first episode that she became very robotic. To make a robot…human like… an accomplishment.

      As for Eliza. She has her moments. The show had its moments. Very bad acting all around in many cases. But she has the opportunity to try different things. I don’t mind her in the role at all.

      It’ll be interesting to see how this season unfolds now that Epitah 1 has aired.

  • blowupdoll

    wow! hope they get it on…maybe their past was “a past”..hehehehe

    • lois

      Your joke is crass and your grammar is atrocious.

  • Michelle

    Sweet! The season is sounding better and better!

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