Deadline is reporting that ABC’s gothic soap “Gothica” has finally cast its lead. Janet Montgomery (pictured above; The Hills Run Red, Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead) will be playing Grace Van Helsing in this INSANE sounding series. To be fair, she survived a Declan O’Brien movie, so she can probably survive anything (I kid, I kid). But seriously, did you know there was a show “set in the present day, which weaves together a mythology that incorporates the legends of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray.”
It gets better, “In this incarnation of the story Frankenstein runs a hospital that also does biotech research and believes that he may have a way to bring his recently deceased daughter back to life. Gray is a wealthy playboy.
Anyway, she joins the previously cast Chris Egan (Resident Evil: Extinction), who will be playing Dorian Grey, as well as Tom Ellis who is playing Victor Frankenstein.
The show “centers on Grace Van Helsing (Montgomery), a Pulitzer prize winning journalist from New York who takes over her family’s hometown newspaper. Dorian Gray (Chris Egan) provides her with the $20 million she needs to retain control of the paper, and she was romantically involved with Victor Frankenstein (To Ellis) years ago. ” ABC Studios and the Mark Gordon Co. are producing the pilot written by Matt Lopez.