Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Sequel Still In The Works

Continue practicing your evil laugh and working on building your resume for submission to the Evil League of Evil. A Dr. Horrible sequel is still in the cards. There's no set date for when it'll happen, but the latest update sounds promising that it will get made.

It's hard to believe it's been four years since Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog made its online debut, introducing us to Neil Patrick Harris' aspiring villain Dr. Horrible. Since the three-part webseries' release, fans have been hoping that Joss Whedon would deliver a follow-up. Variety got an update from Whedon, who created the webseries along with his brothers Jed and Zack Whedon, and his sister-in-law Maurissa Tancharoen. According to Variety, the sequel to Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is still "very much in the works" and Whedon hopes to get production started on it "within the next year."

It's likely that the hold-up on the project is less about interest as it is about the availability of the cast and writers. Whedon noted that he keeps "employing the people who will work on it." That includes Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, both of whom are set to start writing the recently ordered S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot for ABC. Joss Whedon has been busy as well, having directed The Avengers and produced/co-wrote the screenplay for The Cabin in the Woods. It's hard to complain about the delay on the sequel when it's probably at least partially due to the writers being busy making other great things for us to watch.

The "when" is still up in the air, and so is the "where" apparently. The original was a webseries, but Whedon says it hasn't been decided how they'll deal with the distribution for the sequel. Personally, I loved the accessibility of the webseries, though I do recall having to scramble to get online early enough to load the page before the site went down. So I wouldn't hate an On Demand/iTunes release, (even if it meant we had to pay for it.)

Meanwhile, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog will air on the CW this fall.

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