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Upcoming ABC supernatural soap Gothica has cast two of its leads, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The pilot is being described as "a sexy gothic soap set in the present day that weaves together a mythology that incorporates the legends of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray, among others."

Kings alum has reportedly landed the role of the devastatingly beautiful playboy, Dorian Gray (Read Oscar Wilde's short story "The Picture of Dorian Gray" for his origins). He's an enigmatic charmer who falls for Grace Van Helsing as he tries to help her figure out who murdered her family.

Meanwhile, EastEnders' has been cast in the role of the brilliant and troubled doctor Victor Frankenstein. The haunted doctor is busy trying to find a way to bring his late daughter, Anna, back to life. He's currently married to Madeline Usher, though he was previously in a relationship with Grace and is still in love with her.

They will be joining the previously-cast of Smash fame. will be directing the pilot, which is slated to begin filming in Montreal.


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