Fringe alum Seth Gabel is headed to another potential genre series with a co-starring role on the ABC drama pilot Gothica. Set in the present day, the project 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. Gabel, repped by ICM Partners, Management 360 and Felker/Toczeck, will play Roderick Usher, the district attorney and heir to the once-powerful Usher family who is carrying secrets.
Another former Fringe co-star, Georgina Haig, and In Living Color alumna Kim Wayans have been added to CBS‘ drama pilot Reckless, directed by Catherine Hardwicke from a script by Dana Stevens. The sultry legal show set in Charleston, South Carolina, centers on Jamie, a gorgeous Yankee litigator, and Roy, a Southern City Attorney (Cam Gigandet), who struggle to hide their intense attraction while clashing over a police sex scandal. Wayans, repped by manager Karen Forman and Patti Felker, will play Vi, Jamie’s paralegal. She took a dramatic turn in last year’s Pariah. Aussie Haig, repped by IFA and Sue Barnett & Assoc. in Australia, plays Lee Anne, a police officer in the Charleston PD.