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Chris Egan, Tom Ellis Cast in ABC's Sexy Gothic Soap Pilot

ABC pilot is billed as a sexy gothic soap opera that puts such legends as Frankenstein and Dracula in the modern age

"Poe" star Chris Egan and "Miranda" actor Tom Ellis are ready to get hot and soapy for ABC.

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Egan and Ellis have been cast in the network's drama pilot "Gothica," billed as a "sexy gothic soap set in present day that weaves together a mythology that incorporates the legends of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray among others."

Egan has been cast in the role of Dorian (presumably, Gray), while Ellis will play Victor (presumably, Frankenstein).

Matt Lopez ("The Sorcerer's Apprentice," "Escape to Witch Mountain") is writing the pilot, which is being produced by ABC Studios and the Mark Gordon Company.