Pilot Scoop: Shonda Rhimes' Gilded Lilys Period Drama for ABC Casts Blythe Danner, Others
Madeline Zima (Californication) and Sarah Bolger (The Tudors) have also landed roles.
To be penned by K.J. Steinberg (The Nine, Gossip Girl) — who with Betsy Beers is also an EP on the project — Gilded Lilys is set in 1895 and promises to deliver an epic love story, a vicious rivalry and a scandalous secret unfolding against the backdrop of the opening of New York’s first luxury hotel.
ABC’s 11 other drama pilot orders include Marc Cherry’s Devious Maids, the supernatural-tinged 666 Park Avenue, Beauty and the Beast (a reimagining of the classic fairy tale) and Gotham (about a female cop who discovers a magical world that exists within New York City).