Gothica Lands Showrunners

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abc - Gothica Lands ShowrunnersShowrunners have finally been named for the new ABC series “Gothica,” and they bring with them some genre cred. Whether or not that will be enough to finally push the series over the top for the network remains to be seen, but we’re rooting for them.

Deadline reports that “Reaper” creators Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas have signed an overall deal with ABC Studios. Under the two-year pact, the writing-producing duo is joining the studio’s ABC drama pilot “Gothica,” co-produced by ABC Studio-based Mark Gordon Co. Butters and Fazekas will serve as executive producers/showrunners, working alongside creator/executive producer Matt Lopez (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice), who wrote the pilot.

Janet Montgomery (“Made in Jersey,” “Entourage,” Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead, The Hills Run Red) will play Grace Van Helsing, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist from New York who takes over her family’s hometown newspaper. Dorian Gray (Chris Egan) provides her with the $20 million she needs to retain control of the paper, and she was romantically involved with Victor Frankenstein (Tom Ellis) years ago.

In this incarnation of the story Frankenstein runs a hospital that also does biotech research and believes that he may have a way to bring his recently deceased daughter back to life. Gray is a wealthy playboy.

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