Scoop: FNL's Matt Lauria Joins Shonda Rhimes' Period Drama Pilot Gilded Lilys

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Friday Night LightsMatt Lauria has joined the cast of Gilded Lilys, ABC’s period drama pilot being exec-produced by Grey’s Anatomy boss  Shonda Rhimes.

He’ll play Charlie, the dashing, self-aware nephew of a wealthy millionaire and the boyfriend of Violet (The Tudors‘ Sarah Bolger).

To be penned by K.J. Steinberg (The Nine, Gossip Girl), 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. The cast also includes Blythe Danner and Madeline Zima.

Lauria’s post FNL credits include The Chicago Code, CSI and, most recently, Person of Interest.



Comments (12)

  • I loved Matt Lauria on Friday Night Lights, and really enjoyed his guest spot on Person of Interest. Will definitely check out Gilded Lilys.

    Comment by Sal – March 1, 2012 03:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He’s such a cutie and a great actor to boot. I’m loving this pilot more and more!

    Now will someone please, PLEASE cast Jennifer Beals in an upcoming fall series? (Yes, I’m still bitter about the cancellation of The Chicago Code… :()

    Comment by abc123 – March 1, 2012 03:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I hear you. The Chicago Code was an awesome series.

      Comment by Drew – March 1, 2012 06:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He’s definitely an actor I would love to see in a period piece. I really enjoyed his POI guest spot as well.

    Comment by Mikaylah – March 1, 2012 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It seems ABC is jumping on the Downton Abby bandwagon.

    Comment by TheBeach – March 1, 2012 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i mean, if there was ever a matthew stand-in, this is it, right??

      Comment by sanracs – March 1, 2012 04:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • About time Matt Lauria aka Luke Cafferty of FNL definitely deserves to have his own series.

    Comment by kevin – March 1, 2012 05:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Am I the only one bothered that it’s ‘Lilys’ and not ‘Lilies’?

    Comment by EMily – March 1, 2012 05:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Are you supposed to do that if Lily is the family name?

      Comment by Aoqi – March 1, 2012 06:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Don’t know who he is but this show sounds awesome. Can’t wait.

    Comment by Patricia – March 1, 2012 07:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This picture makes him look like the older brother of Ashton Holmes (Tyler from Revenge).

    Comment by Lina – March 1, 2012 09:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was thinking Jacob from Lost. They could all be brothers…

      Comment by Emily – March 1, 2012 10:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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