Speaking of original, online sci-fi series featuring genuine Hollywood stars, the trailer for Ark starring Renee O’Connor went live last week.

Okay, so Xena the Warrior Princess‘ scenestealing sidekick/ambiguous lover isn’t exactly on the Rosario Dawson stratum of celebrity (unless you’re a girl who likes girls), but the collaboration from new media studio, 60Frames and comic book publisher, Oni Press could make O’Connor just as big a hit on the web. 

With a visually pleasing mix of live-action and computer animation, Ark revolves around O’Conner’s character Connie – a schoolteacher who knows how to land a roundhouse and wakes up on a spaceship in a futuristic coffin.  The adventure follows Connie as she tries to figure out exactly what the hell is going on and determine if she can get back home.

Judging by the preview, the show’s name doesn’t refer to anything the Philistine’s stole and Indian Jones recovered or a missing biblical ship, but sci-fi is full of surprises. 

First announced in June, Jeff Judah and Gabe Sachs (Freaks and Geeks writers who could soon be so hot right now) produced and developed the series with creator Robbie Thompson, and are scheduled to see it launch with a companion comic book in early 2009.

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