Another day, another soap style series for ABC (I do love most of them though) and this time around, a more darkish one as well by the name of Gothica.
Tom Ellis (Miranda, The Fades) has bagged the role of Victor Frankenstein in a series that will weave in various stories such as Frankenstein, Dracula, Jekyll & Hyde in a present day setting. Just a week ago, the actor was rumored for a role in the fourth series of Downton Abbey but it seems what may be Julian Fellowes loss is ABC's gain. Ellis's take on Victor will see his character trying in vein to bring back his daughter Anna to life with disastrous results.
In the role of Dorian Gray however will be former Home And Away actor, Chris Egan. The character has been described as beautiful, charming and enigmatic and will also be in a relationship with Grace Van Helsing. Also cast for the series is former Spooks and Smash actor Raza Jaffrey. The Sorcerer's Apprentice's Matt Lopez will pen the pilot for ABC
Studios and executive produce alongside the Mark Gordon Co.'s Mark
Gordon. Anand Tucker will direct the pilot, which is slated to film in
Montreal. I have to admit, I'm really looking forward to this one. Hope it gets picked up for a series and doesn't suffer the same fate as 666 Park Avenue.
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