Fringe's Seth Gabel, Georgina Haig Book Pilots

Pilots_Gabel_HaigFringe alumni Seth Gabel and Georgina Haig — aka Lincoln Lee and Etta Bishop — both happened to book pilot roles on the same day, though in very disparate fare.

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Gabel has boarded ABC’s Gothica, which is described as a modern-day Gothic soap that weaves together the mythologies of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray, among others. Poe Per our sister site Deadline, Gabel will play Roderick Usher, the local DA and heir to the once-powerful, secretive Usher family.

Previously cast were Chris Egan (Kings) as Dorian Gray, Tom Ellis (Merlin) as Frankenstein, Janet Montgomery (Jersey Girl) as Van Helsing, Raza Jaffrey (Smash), Tracie Thoms (Cold Case) and Emma Booth (Underbelly) as Dr. Frankenstein’s bride.

Gabel, who popped up during Fringe‘s two-hour finale event, recently guested on The CW’s Arrow.

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Aussie Haig, meanwhile, is joining CBS’ Reckless, a sultry legal drama project set in Charleston, S.C., where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a Southern City Attorney (played by The O.C.‘s Cam Gigandet) struggle to hide their attraction while clashing over a police sex scandal. Haig will play Charleston police officer Lee Anne.