Pilot Scoop: American Horror Story Vet Lily Rabe Joins ABC's Alien Drama The Visitors

Lily Rabe The VisitorsAmerican Horror Story‘s Lily Rabe is staying in the terror genre, joining ABC’s alien-themed drama pilot The Visitors, TVLine has learned.

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Produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV, The Visitors chronicles a race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world using our most precious resource against us.

Rabe will play Claire Bennigan, a dogged Child Specialist with the FBI investigating a string of strange cases involving children and their imaginary friend “Drill.” Her intuition — and compassion into the child’s mind – are her “superpowers.” But when she makes the devastating discovery that her own son is in the Enemy’s clutches, Claire’s confidence as a mother – and Agent – will be tested.

The cast also includes Revenge‘s Barry Sloane and Heroes‘ Milo Ventimiglia.

Under the Dome scribe Soo Hugh is penning the script and noted video director Mark Romanek is set to helm the pilot.