Journeying back to the days of slavery is generally not high on the list of time-traveling destinations, but that is exactly where characters of the new BET Web series “Send Me,” starring Baltimore native and actress Tracie Thoms, plan to go.
Best known for her roles in films ”Rent” and “Death Proof,” Thoms plays Gwen, an African-American studies professor and a direct descendant of a slave, who has the power to send black people back to the slavery era. Thoms' character is looking to send a time-traveler on a mission.
Gwen’s husband Peter, played by Steve Harper, the series creator and former cohost of WBFF's children's show "The Fox-45 Clubhouse," is against her choice to revive a mission that went awry after she sent two people back in time and only one returned.
The six episodes, each around three minutes long, take place in the couple’s comic book shop, as they interview prospective candidates for the impending journey. The episodes also include revealing flashbacks and glimpses of the past. The cast also includes actress Gabrielle Carteris from show "Beverly Hills, 90210," actor Tucker Smallwood and Jerrika Hinton of Grey’s Anatomy.
The suspenseful Web series, featured on BET.com as a part of the network's Digital Black History Month celebration, has garnered more than 800,000 views since its debut earlier this month.
And if you're looking for more of Thoms, this isn't the only streaming show you can find her on right now. She also appears on Judd Apatow's new Netflix series, "Love."
"Send Me" can also be found on the BET NOW mobile app until the end of the month, after which it will be hosted on Youtube. You can watch the episodes here.