is going back to the drawing board with the season premiere of his new series,
. Whedon says he's making a second first episode of the series - a redux that has more "pop" and pulls viewers in - and that bumps the original premiere to become the second eppy.
"I think I can hit this nail on the head a little more solidly," he told
, to invite viewers into what he
told Matt Mitovich
is a "complicated" show. He explained on
, "There were a few clarity issues for some viewers. There were also some slight issues with tone - I was in a dark, noir kind of place...and didn't bring the visceral pop the network had expected from the script."
Before you go jumping on Fox for pushing around the creatives, Whedon insists the idea was his own. "The network truly gets the premise...loves the cast, is excited about the show," he says "but they're also specific about how they want to bring people to the show and I not only respect that, I kinda have to slap my forehead that I didn't tailor my tone and structure to the network's needs, since that's something I pride myself on."
Yet, despite the redux, Whedon says he's "proud of the ep we shot and the series is making me crazy with the excitement." How will the new opener affect the series - or, at least, the series ratings?
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