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February 22, 2013 at 11:30 PM EST

Captain Kirk’s sage father figure is beaming down to Venice.

Veteran actor Bruce Greenwood (Super 8, The River, Flight) is joining the ABC drama pilot along with former House resident Odette Annable. The network’s official description says the drama will focus on “two rival families and a forbidden and dangerous romance emerging between them” and says it’s a “soap about the haves and the have-not’s of California’s most seductive city” (we are talking about the same Venice, the one between Marina Del Rey and Santa Monica, right?).

Greenwood plays Gordy Nance, “the most powerful man in Venice and head one of two rival families battling for control of Venice.” Annable was cast as Nance’s stunning daughter. Jennifer Beals also stars, and her fellow L Word alum Ilene Chaiken is on board as showrunner.

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