Eliza Dushku to star in 'Torchwood' online animated series -- EXCLUSIVE

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How’s this for a great science formula: Eliza Dushku + Torchwood + Buffy writer.

Dushku has signed to star in an online animated “motion comic” series based on Starz upcoming  Torchwood: Miracle Day. Titled Torchwood: Web of Lies, Dushku will be front and center in the short-form story, which will also have voice appearances by Torchwood stars John Barrowman as Capt. Jack Harkness and Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper. Jane Espenson, who has worked on Dollhouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica and Torchwood, is penning the series along with co-writer Ryan Scott.

The series, developed by BBC Worldwide Productions, will consist of 10 three-minute videos, a bit like Starz previous online graphic novel animated series for Spartacus. It’s expected to launch before Torchwood premieres July 8, and new installments will go online after each new Miracle Day episode. Dushku is keeping busy with TV projects; the former Dollhouse star will also appear in an upcoming episode of USA’s White Collar.

Plot details of the Torchwood comic are being kept quiet for now, but expect more details in the coming weeks. Here’s a look at the trailer for Starz’ last motion comic work on the gory Spartacus:

Read more:
New ‘Torchwood: Miracle Day’ footage — VIDEO
‘Torchwood’ scoop: How Starz handles Capt. Jack’s love life
First full ‘Torchwood: Miracle Day’ trailer

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  • Clarissa

    Stop trying to make Eliza Dushku happen, Hollywood. She’s not going to happen.

    • Jeff

      Hollywood isn’t trying to make her happen, idiot. Nothing wrong with an actress getting a project. And I love this woman.

      • Allie

        ^^^That

      • Roger

        Ever since I found out that Dushku dated that schlub Brad Penny, the Tigers pitcher, I lost all respect for her.

    • PB

      Completely agree with you Clarissa. Eliza Dushku kills just about everything she is in.

      • Elana

        I completely dissagree. She is a phenomenal actress and has been included in some extremely good movies and tv shows.

    • Kari

      Are you kidding?? Hollywood is ignoring this woman’s potential! I will watch anything she is in and I am never disappointed. She just isn’t in enough productions. Hollywood should be lining this woman career straight to a star on the boulevard. They just aren’t handling her talents right!! Still!! and she’s been waiting patiently for her time in the spotlight long enough. What has Julia Roberts got that Eliza doesn’t?? Oh yeah more age. Well if I have to wait another 20 years til Hollywood stands up and pays attention, I will, but the are missing the best years of Eliza’s life as far as I’m concerned.

  • Tru Fan!

    I disagree, I have loved everything Eliza has done. Tru Calling & Dollhouse were both cancelled right when they were getting really good.

    • MSR

      Eliza Dushku needs to go the cable route for her next project. Preferably with Joss Whedon at her side. And James Marsters. Maybe revive Nicholas Brendon’s career while they’re at it too? Ahhh, would be epic.

      • PixxieTrixxie

        That would be spectacular.

      • Elana

        I completely agree! yes!

  • bluebonnetbelle

    Dear. Lord. No.
    I am not a fan but I understand her fan base should crossover with Torchwood’s and if it will bring more viewers to Torchwood I guess I will have to suck my rage and focus on the greater good.

    • Cris

      I’m sorry … your “rage” … over her voice being used in an online motion comic? Maybe you should focus on getting some help on those anger management issues.

      • Kari

        Wow I so agree. Who “rages” over an actress doing a job?? Seriously, get help.

  • Flip

    I hope it’s on the Blu-Ray/DVD!

  • Carly

    Dusku and Torchwood? Together? Phenomenal!

  • Jolly

    I hope she does more than one ep of white collar. I can’t wait to see her on White Collar, it is such a good show.

    • Kari

      Me too! Me too!!! I never see Eliza enough!! N you haters are CRAZY, Eliza rocks every role! Tell me what exactly she wasn’t incredible at??

  • Liver

    If my geek-iness were a nuke, it would have exploded and destroyed all of Europe after reading this.

  • Javadude54

    Who is doing the animation? If the animation is being farmed out to some East Asian animation sweatshop like so many other animated projects are these days… count me out.

    • Robert

      I agree… any animation done nowadays overseas, is pretty ‘crappy’= the colors, the drawing of the characters..unless it is the kind of animation you see in these ‘video games’ you see advertised on tv.. then it might be good

  • wierdalexj

    I like Dushku. I think she’s a good actress and she did a great job as Faith and as Echo (all the multiple versions of her). She doesn’t strike me as a pushover and she can do action sequences as well as anyone (thanks Joss!).

    I only watched one episode of Dollhouse when it was on the air (the one with the pop singer) and I didn’t like it. It wasn’t until I watched the full first season on DVD that I realized I made a really big mistake. It got much, much better after the first few episodes. Luckily it got a second season (before cancellation) and it will continue in comic book form. I love Torchwood and I hope the motion comic series turns out great!

    • Snsetblaze

      Dollhouse has a comic book? I did not know that. Now I have to find it.

  • Sue

    There was an online graphic novel for Spartacus? Where was I? I have to go find it now.

  • John M

    She has not been in anything I like.

  • George

    Good for Eliza!

  • Isaac

    That was a really terrible Spartacus comic!

  • Kari

    I’m sorry, the only problem in Eliza’s career is possibly her manager or PR or whoever fails to put her out in front of everything else. Had I ever even heard of Dollhouse, I would have watched it!! The girl is wonderful, and I really don’t think there isn’t a role she can’t play, but I think she keeps ending up in cheap productions. They don’t give her the attention she deserves =(

  • nancy

    Yeah,i agree with give the girl a chance. At least one,she”ll prove she can do it.But i know she can because she can play any role,the girl is incredible.

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