Our favorite former Kid, Rosario Dawson, is starring in the new online sci-fi series, Gemini Division–the “first Web series to feature a bona fide Hollywood star,” according to Wired magazine.

In the groundbreaking series, which has been picked up by NBC, Dawson plays Anna Diaz, a New York City detective dealing with an international sci-fi conspiracy as part of a special task force called Gemini Division.

“She looks like she can kick some ass,” says screenwriter Brent Friedman, who is producing the web serial (which is shot in a confessional narrative style, a la Lonelygirl15) with director Stan Rogow and Jeff Sagansky, as part of their production company, Electric Farm Entertainment

“The thing that’s succeeded on the Web — besides, obviously, porn — is people themselves,” the 29-year-old Dawson, who co-created the comic Occult Crimes Taskforce, tells the magazine. “They’re putting up their own stuff — really off the cuff, no money involved. So we’re taking a huge risk. But it’s exciting to be part of something new. Even if we mess it up, we were the first, you know? That’s kind of awesome in itself.”

Dawson’s foray into online media premieres August 18 on NBC.com.

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