Young Australian actress Laura Brent (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) has been cast as the female lead in the CW genre-themed drama pilot Transylvania

Written by Hugh Sterbakov and directed by Jason Ensler, Transylvania is set in 1880 and centers on Victoria (Brent), a headstrong young woman in search of her missing father who ventures from NYC to Transylvania where she teams up with a wrongfully disgraced Scotland Yard Detective, and together they witness the births of the most famous monsters and villains in history.

Sterbakov executive produces with Jeff Pinkner, Andre Nemec, Josh Applebaum and Scott Rosenberg for CBS Television Studios and Midnight Radio.

Brent is one of several rising Australian actresses who have landed lead roles on U.S. pilots over the past week, along with Rebecca Breeds, who got the title role in the NBC drama pilot Miranda’s Rights, Olivia DeJonge, set as the female lead in TNT’s Will, and Odessa Young in Hulu’s When The Street Lights Go On.

Brent is repped by UTA, Management 360 and Australia’s United.