Jason Priestley to direct online series

Actor Jason Priestley arrives for the Oceana 2006 Partners Award Gala held at Esquire House 360 in Beverly Hills, California November 9, 2006. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - is teaming with former “Beverly Hills, 90210” star Jason Priestley for “The Lake,” a new online series.

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

Twelve episodes of “The Lake” have been ordered, each with a fairly significant running time (for online content, at least) of seven to 10 minutes each.

The series will premiere in August.