How’s this for a great science formula: Eliza Dushku + Torchwood + Buffy writer.

Dushku has signed to star in an online animated “motion comic” series based on Starz upcoming Torchwood: Miracle Day. Titled Torchwood: Web of Lies, Dushku will be front and center in the short-form story, which will also have voice appearances by Torchwood stars John Barrowman as Capt. Jack Harkness and Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper. Jane Espenson, who has worked on Dollhouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica and Torchwood, is penning the series along with co-writer Ryan Scott.

The series, developed by BBC Worldwide Productions, will consist of 10 three-minute videos, a bit like Starz previous online graphic novel animated series for Spartacus. It’s expected to launch before Torchwood premieres July 8, and new installments will go online after each new Miracle Day episode. Dushku is keeping busy with TV projects; the former Dollhouse star will also appear in an upcoming episode of USA’s White Collar.

Plot details of the Torchwood comic are being kept quiet for now, but expect more details in the coming weeks. Here’s a look at the trailer for Starz’ last motion comic work on the gory Spartacus:

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