Jason Priestley tapped for online series

'90210' alum will direct drama 'The Lake' for TheWB.com

TheWB.com is teaming with former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Jason Priestley for "The Lake," a new online series.

"The Lake" is a coming-of-age drama about four families who spend each summer together at a lakeside retreat. The project will be produced by former WB TV network CEO Jordan Levin through his media company Generate and partners Pete Aronson and Michael Petok. Priestley will serve as director.

"'The Lake' is in the tradition of the greatest shows from The WB Network, coming-of-age stories told with an authentic voice," said Craig Erwich, executive vp, Warner Horizon Television, who also oversees TheWB.com's programming. "With Jordan's track record at The WB and Jason's association with one of the seminal TV dramas, we have the perfect creative team to bring this show to life."

Twelve episodes of "The Lake" have been ordered, each with a fairly significant running time (for online content, at least) of 7-10 minutes each.

"The Lake" will premiere in August.