I love the idea of Joss Whedon returning to TV. Along with JJ Abrams and Bryan Fuller, Joss is responsible for some of my favorite episodic storytelling over the last decade.
Whedon has built a number of relationships where writers from one series will move with him to another series. With that in mind, I decided to check in on some of the writers long associated with Mutant Enemy. Granted, this is where everyone is positioned for the upcoming 2012-13 season, and much can change between now and when Joss writes a pilot. And even then, there's no guarantee that the pilot will be greenlit, let alone go to series. But here's where some of my favorite Mutant Enemy writers are today:
David Fury has moved from the Fringe
writing staff over to Bryan Fuller's Hannibal
Jane Espenson is on ABC's Once Upon a Time
and still writes/produces her Husbands
Marti Noxon is on the Glee
staff and is writing feature films (I Am Number Four, Fright Night
Drew Z. Greenberg is a possibility, having wrapped up his Warehouse 13
run in 2011.
Drew Goddard could be a possibility, having maintained his working relationship with Whedon (Cabin in the Woods
), with only an untitled Cloverfield
sequel announced as upcoming work.
Jed Whedon is possible, too, having last worked on the Spartacus
The team of Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters (creators of Reaper
and Whedon alums on Dollhouse
) only have a single 2012 credit, an NCIS episode. They could be a possibility, as well.
The guy I most want on here is Tim Minear, who is on the American Horror Story
staff right now, but worked with Joss on Firefly, Dollhouse
, and Angel
, has written for X-Files, Wonderfalls
, and created short-lived TV gems like Drive
and The Inside
And there's always a possibility of a familiar member of the Whedon Players showing up in front of the camera. Amy Acker, please.
Which Whedon writer, director, or actor would you like to see involved with the show?