Pilot Scoop: Lady Mary's Rumored Downton Abbey Beau Joins ABC's Dark Soap Gothica

Gothica ABC Pilot Chris EganWidespread reports that Tom Ellis was relocating to Downton Abbey as Lady Mary’s rebound lover were not only greatly exaggerated, they were wrong!

TVline has learned that the Welsh actor has actually signed on to star in ABC’s dark soap opera Gothica from Grey’s Anatomy EP Mark Gordon.

Also joining the show’s ensemble is former Kings actor Chris Egan.

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Gothica is — as the titled suggests — a modern-day Gothic soap that weaves together the mythologies of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein (Ellis) and Dorian Gray (Egan), among others.

Matt Lopez (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) will pen the prospective series, with the aforementioned Gordon producing.