Pilot Scoop: Former Jersey Girl Janet Montgomery Joins ABC's Gothica as Van Helsing

Gothica ABC Pilot Cast Janet Montgomery Ex-Made In Jersey star Janet Montgomery has scored the female lead in Gothica, ABC’s dark soap opera from Grey’s Anatomy EP Mark Gordon.

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

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Montgomery, whose rookie CBS drama Made In Jersey was this season’s first casualty, will play Grace Van Helsing. As a member of one of the city’s founding families, Grace could have inherited her parents’ newspaper fortune, but emotional scars inflicted 10 years ago – by the mysterious death of her parents, and by her one, great love leaving her — set Grace on her own path to New York.

She joins Welsh actor Tom Ellis and Kings alum Chris Egan, who were previously cast as Frankenstein and Dorian Gray, respectively.