It’s been a little while since Whoopi Goldberg went sci-fi (we’re thinking back to Star Trek: The Next Generation here), but apparently she missed the genre enough to take a stab at her own web series. Goldberg will executive produce and star in a new sci-fi web series Stream that premieres January 15th on FEARnet.
Goldberg plays Jodi Quinn, a woman locked up in a psychiatric facility due to a bizarre drug she took years before which causes her to simultaneously experience parts of her life, both past and present.
The series is slated for just six episodes, each one at about five minutes, so it’s hard to say how much of a story can really develop and get resolved in the thirty minute runtime. Aside from FEARnet’s site, the series will be pushed out to distribution partners including Joost, Metacafe, Comcast’s Fancast, Veoh, Break and of course through Comcast cable VOD.
Previous original web series from FEARnet like Ghost House’s 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust and 30 Days of Night: Blood Trails, have reportedly done quite well reaching beyond the horror fanboys, netting over 12 millions views combined. Goldberg will be the first mainstream celebrity in a FEARnet series and should bring in some new viewers to the two-year old site, which is a joint venture between Comcast, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Lionsgate Entertainment.