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[TV] ABC’s “Gothica” Pilot Not Picked Up

ABC has decided not to pick up their “Gothica” pilot, which starred Amityville Horror, Turistas, 30 Days of Night‘s Melissa George, pictured, and Janet Montgomery.

Set in the present day, the project, created by Matt Lopez, weaves together a mythology that incorporates the legends of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. It centers on journalist Grace Van Helsing (Janet Montgomery) who takes over her family’s hometown newspaper.

George was to play Fiona Hunter, the series’ most formidable force, and everyone – from Grace, to Dorian (Chris Egan), to Victor Frankenstein (Tom Ellis) – would find their mettle and savvy tested by this deliciously cunning woman.



  • ThunderDragoon

    They would’ve cancelled it anyway. It’s better not to get a chance to see it.

  • Bear-of-Death

    Ugh, fuck you ABC. This sounded quite interesting. Plus it had Melissa George in it, and I’ll watch absolutely anything she’s in.

    • jchano123

      I second that. she can literally do anything. I loved her in Triangle and Bag of Bones.

  • djblack1313

    i love Melissa George a lot and this project sounds awesome but as ThunderDragoon correctly stated, ABC would have canceled it anyway. i think i’m glad i didn’t get a chance to watch the show and end up liking/loving it only for ABC to do their typical cancellation gig.

    i swore off NBC/ABC new shows after being fucked over by them again and again. i was weak and fell in love with NBC’s HANNIBAL and it looks like it will be either canceled or not be given a 2nd season.

  • 10liltoes

    The project probably got the boot, because Showtime’s Penny Dreadful is better.

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