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.

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15 Comments
  1. quang says:

    So far I’m really liking the casting for Reckless and Gothica, but I felt the same about 666 Park Ave and look how that turned out.

  2. jb says:

    Why do two pilots need to be named Reckless? abc or cbs should change the name of theirs to cut down on confusion, especially if both get picked up.

    • JL says:

      Yeah, it’s really confusing! For a moment I thought Georgina Haig had been cast in ABC’s pilot, and with Naveen Andrews and Parminder Nagra already on board, she would have been the third former main cast member of a Bad Robot-show.

  3. Tori says:

    I feel the same way. So far this is the only pilot I want more details on. I am betting ABC is thinking the same thing in regards to 666 Park Avenue,there is a reason why they had enough faith to green light the pilot.

  4. Krypt says:

    Tom Ellis was in Miranda not Merlin

    • Scott says:

      He was King Cenred, one of the baddies, in 4 episodes of Merlin.

    • MAC says:

      Actually Tom Ellis was in both. His stint on Merlin happened during the show’s third season. I imagine the website listed Merlin because Miranda and his other series, The Fades, are not as well-known in the US.

  5. Jake L says:

    Doesn’t ABC already have Frankenstien on one show? Wonder if this will impede Once from using that character in event of a pickup.

  6. cjeffery7 says:

    why am i not surprised CBS’s pilot is a legal drama…. AYE. also, what a creative name – Lee Anne. hopefully this will be a jumping off point for Haig because i just want to see more of her face. i dont really care what it’s in.

  7. Nina says:

    I need this pilot noooooowww!!

  8. So these pilots are entirely populated by gorgeous people? Count us in!

  9. MAC says:

    I’m glad both actors are getting work but Haig’s show doesn’t seem like my thing. Though I may watch it for her, if her role is as one of the main characters.

  10. Drizz says:

    Gothica sounds like fun, but due to ABC’s treatment of scripted shows, I wouldn’t bother to tune in till season 2.

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