Pilot Scoop: Ed Westwick to Wreak Havoc in ABC's L.A. Crime

Ed Westwick L.A. Crime Cast

Ed Westwick‘s latest role makes Chuck Bass look like a do-good choirboy.

The Gossip Girl grad has been cast as one half of a Bonnie-and-Clyde-style pair of serial killers in ABC’s L.A. Crime pilot, TVLine has learned.

Westwick’s Kent will cause mayhem alongside Betty, played by Parenthood‘s Erika Christensen, in the potential true-crime procedural set on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip in the coked-up 1980s.

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If greenlit, the drama will look at several facets of L.A. culture — including sex and politics — in various time periods. Season 1 will center on the two cops searching for Kent and Betty.

Westwick joins the previously cast Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story), Darrell Britt-Gibson (The Wire), Adam Rothenberg (Ripper Street), Holley Fain (Grey’s Anatomy) and Anne Winters (Tyrant).

The pilot is Westwick’s first TV gig since Gossip Girl went off the air in 2012. In related news, this is turning out be a good week for St. Jude’s School for Boys alumni: Chace Crawford, who played Westwick’s pal on the CW soap, was cast in ABC’s Boom pilot on Wednesday.

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  1. Kim&Bey says:

    I’m Chuck Bass!

  2. WAHOO!!! Can’t wait! Its all about the Bass!

  3. Mary Kate says:

    Oh please let this get picked up!!! Ed Westwick is my favorite, and a great actor at that!

  4. Jared says:

    I love Ed Westwick but not excited about Erika. This does not seem like her kind of role at all.

  5. johnhelvete says:

    I thought this was a serialized show about trying to catch a pair of serial killers but the press releases keep calling it a “true crime procedural”.

  6. dr says:

    BEST NEWS EVER! Ed is amazing and I missed him on TV! THIS sounds a great deal to me. So excited!!!

  7. Letti says:

    OMG I’m so happy, I missed Ed so much from my screen! I wasn’t interested in this series before, but now I’ll def check it out!

  8. spindae2 says:

    I think I only watch on movie with him outside of his GG role and still the whole time CB ringed in my head.
    Really glad the GG crew is getting back on tv, will surely check it out. I see this air on Tuesdays, maybe 10pm.

  9. Megs says:

    YES. This is such a good news, I love Ed, he’s a quite talented actor and it’d be great to see him in more things, missed his acting. Plus this sounds like my kind of show. Oh and Taissa <33 Hope it gets picked up!

  10. BrightLight says:

    I’ve been interested in this pilot since I read the synopsis of it, but now with Ed and Erika both involved and need it picked up STAT!

  11. kristen t says:

    chuck bass forever. i <3 him

  12. Lynne says:

    Woohoo!! I’ve missed my sexy Basshole!!

  13. Miffy says:

    I bet he’ll whisper every line in a monotone.

  14. tversky says:

    Really excited about this! I’m actually hoping he’ll use his true English accent.

  15. daryan says:

    Soon can we make this show happen and when is it supposed to come on???

  16. ale says:

    So when exactly does this air? Does anyone know?????

  17. shawn parent says:

    This looks like a good show.