Melissa George is the latest addition to the cast of ABC’s new high concept soap, “Gothica.” Per Deadline Hollywood, she will be playing Fiona Hunter, one of the few characters on this show not lifted from classic gothic fiction. The character is hinted to be a formidable foil for several of the other leads.
Janet Montgomery will star on the show as Grace Van Helsing, a modern day journalist who takes over her family’s hometown newspaper with financial backing from Dorian Gray (Chris Egan).
Tom Ellis (“Eastenders”) will play Victor Frankenstein, who is seeking a way to bring his daughter back to life. Although he’s now married to Madeline Usher, to be played by Aussie actress Emma Booth, Frankenstein used to be involved with Grace Van Helsing and is still in love with her.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are supposed to get involved with this somehow too. And if you haven’t recognized Grace’s last name, it would tend to hint at the possibility of Transylvanian nobility getting into the mix at some point.