American Gothic Justin Chatwin

Shameless Vet Justin Chatwin Joins CBS' American Gothic Summer Series

Shameless alum Justin Chatwin has a murder mystery on his (bloody?) hands.

The actor — who most recently recurred on Orphan Black — will star in CBS’ 13-episode summer series American Gothic, alongside Megan Ketch (Jane the Virgin, The Good Wife), it was announced Monday.

From Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, the drama — which bears no connection to the short-lived, Shaun Cassidy-produced American Gothic series that aired on CBS in the mid-’90s — centers on a prominent Boston family that is attempting to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades, all amid the mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his accomplice.

"Afternoon Of A Faun" New York Screening - ArrivalsChatwin will play Cam, an introspective artist and recovering drug addict. After realizing his 8-year-old son has a serious, terrifying problem, Cam seeks comfort in the arms of his manipulative ex-wife, who’s also an addict.

Ketch, whose credits also include CBS’ Under the Dome, co-stars as Tessa, a public school teacher who is conflicted about how to handle a chilling discovery linked to her family.

Good Wife/Jane the Virgin scribe Corinne Brinkerhoff will serve as an EP and writer.