Joss Whedon, who previously cast Eliza Dushku as the alternate vampire-slayer Faith on his popular series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is returning to television screens this fall with a new show called Dollhouse.
In Dollhouse, Dushku plays a young woman named Echo, a member of a group of people known as "Dolls" who volunteered for the work in the Dollhouse. They give up five years of their lives, at the end of which they receive a large sum of money and no memory of anything they did for the Dollhouse. The Dolls have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new persona's, including memory, muscle memory, skills, and language, for different assignments. They're then hired out for particular jobs, crimes, fantasies, and occasional good deeds. On missions, Dolls are monitored internally (and remotely) by Handlers. In between tasks, they are mind-wiped into a child-like state and live in a futuristic dormitory/laboratory, a hidden facility nicknamed "The Dollhouse". The story follows Echo, who begins, in her mind-wiped state, to become self-aware.