Yesterday, Variety announced that 60Frames (an online content producer) and Oni Press (a large indie comic book publisher) have partnered to launch a new sci-fi series called Ark, created by Robbie Thompson and developed by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah of Freaks and Geeks fame, who are currently showrunners on the CW’s Beverly Hills, 90210 remake.
Ark, which will launch sometime next year as a comic series and a web series, is about a young woman who wakes up in a coffin-like capsule on a large spacecraft. The story will explore how and why she got there, and if she can get home
While the official announcement doesn’t mention who’s starring in the web series — which will feature a combination of live-action and CGI — my sources tell me it’s Renee O’Connor (Xena: The Warrior Princess).
In Renee’s next movie, Monster Ark (debuting on the SciFi Channel on Saturday, August 9th), she and actor Tim DeKay fight evil while searching for the mythical Noah’s Ark.
Renee recently described her character in Monster’s Ark as “an expert on all things to do with the area around the Dead Sea. They discover that there’s another ark out there and they go to try to retrieve it to be the first archeologists who get this great find. But then, there has to be a monster involved.”
Doesn’t it suck that there’s always a monster involved? But hey, as long as the “monster” isn’t a lesbian serial killer, I’m happy!