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

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.

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12 Comments
  1. Sal says:

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

  2. abc123 says:

    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… :()

  3. Mikaylah says:

    He’s definitely an actor I would love to see in a period piece. I really enjoyed his POI guest spot as well.

  4. TheBeach says:

    It seems ABC is jumping on the Downton Abby bandwagon.

  5. kevin says:

    About time Matt Lauria aka Luke Cafferty of FNL definitely deserves to have his own series.

  6. EMily says:

    Am I the only one bothered that it’s ‘Lilys’ and not ‘Lilies’?

  7. Patricia says:

    Don’t know who he is but this show sounds awesome. Can’t wait.

  8. Lina says:

    This picture makes him look like the older brother of Ashton Holmes (Tyler from Revenge).

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