New promo shows Fox is ready to play “Dollhouse”

With Joss Whedon‘s Dollhouse finally (hopefully) in order, Fox released a new promo trailer for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator’s much-anticipated new science-fiction series. After shutdowns, rewrites and reshoots, the show is set to reintroducing itself and its star, Eliza Dushku.

The new trailer again lays out the show’s premise — that living “dolls” are reprogrammed with memories, abilities, emotions to cater to a client’s wishes — as well as its central question: Can you wipe away a soul?

While the first trailer released in May shows more of the whole cast, the new spot focuses almost solely on Eliza’s character, Echo. We see more of her many faces from sinner to savior, lover to killer. Mood swings, what mood swings?

While Eliza is the star of the show and the promo, I’m interested in seeing more of her female costars. We catch a glimpse of British actress Olivia Williams as the “beautiful, sophisticated, cold as an alp” Adelle DeWitt who runs the Dollhouse.

And there is still no peek from either trailer at Angel alum Amy Acker as Dr. Claire Saunders, the doctor who looks after the dolls. We want Fred, err, Claire!

So, what do you think about the new trailer? Are you ready to play house? Or do all the show’s troubles make you nervous about its January start date? Discuss.