Justin Chatwin and Megan Ketch have been cast as two of the leads in American Gothic, CBS’ upcoming murder mystery summer drama series from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios.

Created by Corinne Brinkerhoff, American Gothic centers on the Hawthornes, a prominent Boston family that is attempting to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades, amid the mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his accomplice.

CBS Logo Featured 1Chatwin will play Cam Hawthorne, a sensitive, introspective artist and recovering drug addict who begins to realize that his 8-year-old son has a serious, terrifying problem – and ultimately seeks comfort in the arms of his manipulative but magnetic ex-wife, a fellow addict. Ketch will play the youngest of the Hawthorne siblings, Tessa, a bright, nurturing public school teacher who soon finds herself deeply conflicted about how to handle a chilling discovery linked to her family.

Chatwin (Shameless, Orphan Black) is shooting the feature film CHiPs and recently completed the indies The Scent Of Rain & Lightning and Unleashed. He is repped by UTA and Alchemy Entertainment.

Ketch, repped by ICM Partners, recurred on another CBS series from Amblin and CBS Studios, Under The Dome, and on several other CBS Studios series including The Good Wife and Blue Bloods for CBS and Jane The Virgin for the CW.

Brinkerhoff executive produces American Gothic with Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, James Frey and Todd Cohen.