Variety reports that a follow-up to Joss Whedon's 2008 Internet blockbuster DR. HORRIBLE'S SING-ALONG BLOG, starring Broadway vet Neil Patrick Harris is currently in the works. Whedon confirmed on Tuesday that he is hoping to begin production on the sequel "within the next year." According to the report, the project may be picked up by the ABC network and eventually be ordered to series.
The original DR. HORRIBLE'S SING-ALONG BLOG, which also stars Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day, will make its television debut on Tuesday, October 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on The CW. Created as a three-part online musical, the series stars Harris as Billy, A.K.A. Dr. Horrible, a budding super villain whose plans for world domination continually go awry. His two goals: getting accepted into the Evil League of Evil, and working up the guts to speak to his laundromat crush Penny (Felicia Day, "The Guild"). The only thing standing in Billy's way is his superhero arch nemesis, Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion, "Firefly," "Castle"). With one big score, Billy could get into the E.L.E. and earn the respect of Penny, but only if he can keep her away from the dashing Captain Hammer.
The special was written by Maurissa Tancharden, Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon and Zack Whedon, with music by Jed Whedon and Joss Whedon. It was made available for a limited time as a paid iTunes download.
Harris returned this year as host of the 2012 Tony Awards. The actor made his Broadway debut opposite Anne Heche in the Pulitzer-Prize winning drama, Proof. Subsequently, Harris also starred on Broadway as the Emcee in Cabaret, and as The Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald in the Tony Award-winning production of Assassins. His additional theatrical credits include roles in All My Sons, Tick, Tick...Boom, The Paris Letter, Sweeney Todd, Rent, and Romeo and Juliet.
His film credits include the Harold and Kumar series, Clara's Heart (Golden Globe nom.) The Best & the Brightest and The Smurfs. On television, he gained notoriety as the beloved title character in "Doogie Howser, M.D." (People's Choice Award, Golden Globe nom.), as well as the lead in the NBC comedy series, "Stark Raving Mad." He currently stars in the CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother."