The TV series based on Joss Whedon’s cult hit web series Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog has been announced before, but no actual release dates were given. In a recent promo on Entertainment Weekly, a launch date has been specified: October 9, 9 PM on CW.
Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, which originally launched and became a hit TV sensation during the Writer’s Guild Strike, stars Neil Patrick Harris as the titular Dr. Horrible, who is a budding Super Villain who only wants two things: become a member of the premiere supervillain team, The Evil League of Evil, and to marry the cute girl he regularly meets at the Laundromat, Penny (played by Felicia Day). Standing between him and his dreams are his ridiculously bad luck and his nemesis, the egotistical superhero Captain Hammer (played by Nathan Fillion).
Aside from Fillion, Harris, and Day, Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog also features The Big Bang Theory’s Simon Helberg as Dr. Horrible’s friend and henchmen Moist, who has the power to make people feel uncomfortable due to his profuse sweating.