Claire Holt Cast Doomsday Pilot ABC

The Originals' Claire Holt Joins Cast of ABC's Apocalyptic Pilot Doomsday

A CW vampire might be facing the end of the world soon over on ABC.

The Originals star Claire Holt has joined the cast of ABC’s apocalyptic drama pilot Doomsday, TVLine has learned. The premise of the hour-long thriller from Justified vets Mark Bianculli and VJ Boyd: A secret think-tank tasked with coming up with possible disaster scenarios is pressed into action when one of their made-up scenarios comes horribly true. Holt will play a character named Kayla; no further details on her character have been released.

The Australian actress joins a loaded cast on Doomsday, including Empire‘s Taye Diggs, who stars as a former FEMA division head who’s a member of the secret think-tank. Other castings announced so far: Rachelle Lefevre (Under the Dome), Jack Davenport (Smash) and Dan Byrd (Cougar Town).

Holt currently plays bloodsucker Rebekah Mikaelson on The CW’s The Originals, which returns for Season 4 later this month; she’s no longer a series regular, but still appears as a special guest star. Holt originated the role of Rebekah on The Vampire Diaries, and also had regular roles on NBC’s Aquarius and Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars.

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8 Comments
  1. fernando933 says:

    Oh my gosh this is turning into an amazing cast.

  2. Lucy says:

    Let’s hope that if it gets picked up that ABC put the marketing in it and give it a good timeslot. Some shows which are good or have potential get badly mistreated by networks because of lack of promotion, especially if it gets held back to midseason.

  3. steven says:

    How could you forget a little show called H2O?!

  4. M3rc_Nate says:

    Big concept on network TV? Odds it is good are 1 in a million. I’ll watch the pilot if it gets picked up but I imagine it will be more like ‘Revolution’ than ‘The Expanse’.

  5. Jason says:

    The premise of this show is half of the plot from The Pretender, sans the escaping genius captive. Seems worthy enough to check out.