Pilot Scoop: Former Jersey Girl Janet Montgomery Joins ABC's Gothica as Van Helsing
Ex-Made In Jersey star Janet Montgomery has scored the female lead in Gothica, ABC’s dark soap opera from Grey’s Anatomy EP Mark Gordon.
Gothica is — as the titled suggests — a modern-day Gothic soap that weaves together the mythologies of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray, among others.
Montgomery, whose rookie CBS drama Made In Jersey was this season’s first casualty, will play Grace Van Helsing. As a member of one of the city’s founding families, Grace could have inherited her parents’ newspaper fortune, but emotional scars inflicted 10 years ago – by the mysterious death of her parents, and by her one, great love leaving her — set Grace on her own path to New York.
She joins Welsh actor Tom Ellis and Kings alum Chris Egan, who were previously cast as Frankenstein and Dorian Gray, respectively.Follow @MichaelAusiello