The Hollywood Reporter
July 16, 2012

Hot off an all-time box office smash and a god-like reception at Comic-Con, Joss Whedon can do whatever he wants right now. And so, never one to rest on his laurels, the writer-director-producer is taking his career in a new direction: acting. Whedon will appear in his longtime friend and collaborator Jane Espenson's online sitcom, Husbands, featuring each of the series' three new, eight minute episodes, as the agent of recently-out and married baseball star Brady (Sean Hemeon). Brady, a Los Angeles Dodgers player, is the first openly gay active Major League Baseball player, and finds himself married to Cheeks (co-creator Brad Bell) after a drunken night in Las Vegas. The show, directed by Jeff Greenstein (Will & Grace, Desperate Housewives), will be, as Whedon himself says, his biggest acting role yet.