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Sony Pictures Television will announce at Comic-Con today an online live-action project with veteran comic-book artist Ed Brubaker.

Brubaker ("The Death of Captain America," "Criminal"), has been enlisted to produce "Angel of Death," with Zoe Bell ("Death Proof") attached to star. The series will run live on Sony-owned video hub Crackle.com.

With White Rock Lake Prods., Sony is eyeing "Angel" as an experiment in introducing a new franchise to the DVD market by giving some content an online run beforehand. The production budget for 10 shortform episodes of the series is $1 million, on the high end for online.

"Angel" represents the first online programming that will live on Crackle.com that Sony will distribute. Sony also will look to push "Angel" internationally in various TV formats.

"Angel" has Bell as an assassin who turns on the individuals who hire her when a head wound causes her to feel haunted by her victims.