Pilot Scoop: House's Odette Annable and The River's Bruce Greenwood Head for ABC's Venice

OdetteAnnableOdette Annable and Bruce Greenwood are Venice bound.

Both actors have joined the ABC drama pilot from Without a Trace‘s Byron Balasco, TVLine has learned.

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The Romeo and Juliet-esque soap explores two rival families living in the famed California beach town and the forbidden, dangerous romance that emerges between them.

Annable will play Sophie and Greenwood will play Gordy Nance, the powerful head of one of the families. (The L Word‘s Jennifer Beals plays the matriarch of the other clan.)

Annable’s TV credits include HouseBrothers & Sisters and Breaking In. Greenwood has had roles on The River, St. Elsewhere and Knots Landing, among other series.