ABC required three actresses to play the brides of Dracula in their new pilot for a hoped for series called The Brides, and now they have found all three of them.
Last week, the news broke that Gina Torres will be playing the bride named Cleo Phillips, described as:
“n imperious woman with a queenly manner — understandably, as she was a queen in her former life who was turned by Dracula after the death of her husband. Now a maven of New York City real estate, Cleo is challenged professionally by a mysterious newcomer — even as her ties to her sisters are dangerously fraying.”
A couple days ago, we heard that Katherine Reis has been cat as the youngest bride Lily Stevens, who is:
“A striving singer in New York City whose relationship to a news reporter threatens to tear apart her marriage to her ‘sisters.’ In her former life, she braved the streets of Jack the Ripper’s London, until being ‘rescued’ by Dracula.”
And Now Gotham‘s Erin Richards has signed on to play Renée Pélagie:
“The head of a top modeling agency in New York City, known for her torrid affairs with her beautiful female models. In her former life, she was the wife of the Marquis de Sade when she invited Dracula into her ‘house of pain’ and asked to be ‘turned’ by him.”
So where’s Dracula in all this? Frankly I think this series sounds like it would be good enough without him, but, while probably not featuring hugely, he will definitely be appearing in the form of Goran Višnjic. The Count is:
“Left for dead at his destroyed castle in the Carpathian mountains while his three wives, Cleo, Renée, and Lily, flee to start a new life together.”
Written by Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, The Brides will:
“Follow this trio of empowered, immortal women and the things they do to maintain wealth, prestige, legacy — and their nontraditional family”.
The pilot is being produced by Warner Bros. Television and ABC Studios. I smell a Penny Dreadful meets Dark Shadows vibe about this. Bring it on!