Whoopi Goldberg is set to appear next month on ABC's new supernatural mystery series "666 Park Avenue" in an episode that brings to mind one of the actress' most iconic past films.
The show centers around a young couple, Jane and Henry, who move into a grand but seemingly haunted apartment building, The Drake, in New York City. Warning! Spoiler alert!
Goldberg, who celebrated her 57th birthday on Tuesday, plays a woman named Maris Elder, who hypnotizes Jane, played by Rachael Taylor, and sends her traveling back in time to 1927 in a bid to find out where she disappeared down the spiral staircase, according to ABC.
"Her time travel adventures unlock secrets long hidden in Peter Kramer's apartment, where his wife was murdered, and shows Jane that her family has a dark legacy that's tangled with The Drake's history," the network said in a statement.
"666 Park Avenue" Executive Producer David Wilcox told TVGuide.com that Elder is "a mysterious resident of the Drake who helps Jane unlock the secret of the building's true evil origins," adding: "Whoopi's an incredible actor, so when we heard that she was a horror fan, we wrote the role for her."
Goldberg, who is best known nowadays as a co-host on daytime talk show "The View," won her first and only Oscar for her role as psychic Oda Mae Brown in the 1990 tear-jerker "Ghost." In the romance film, Patrick Swayze plays a recently-slain man and enlists Goldberg's character's help to try to communicate with his girlfriend, played by Demi Moore, from beyond the grave.