It's no secret that before directing the colossal hit The Avengers to over 1.4 billion dollars this summer, creative mastermind Joss Whedon was the quintessential "cult" writer/director. Whedon's projects have never been huge commercial attractions, but nearly all of them have led to borderline obsessed groups of rabid fans.
One such project was the 2008 web series called Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. The wacky musical comedy told the tale of aspiring supervillian Dr. Horrible, as played by How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris. Horrible's evil plots are often foiled by his heroic nemesis Captain Hammer, portrayed by Firefly and Castle lead Nathan Fillion. The two men share one thing in common, a love interest named Penny, played by current geek goddess Felicia Day.
The basic premise sounds normal enough, but it's in the execution that Dr. Horrible finds its own voice, no pun intended. The show is filled to the brim with Whedon's trademark brand of offbeat humor, and the inclusion of musical numbers only ups the strangeness factor.
Now, those who are averse to watching shows on their computer screens (or those who would simply prefer watching a compilation of the series' multiple parts at once) can finally experience Dr. Horrible, as The CW has committed to airing it on television in the very near future. No firm date has been set, but it's definitely a done deal. In a perfect world, this would lead to more well produced web series making their way to a TV near you, but this decision is probably more to due with the rise of Whedon via The Avengers than anything else.
Will you tune in to see Dr. Horrible invade the slightly bigger screen?
Source: TV Line