Janet Montgomery
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Made In Jersey star Janet Montgomery has landed the female lead in ABC’s Gothica pilot.

The show is described as a sexy, gothic soap set in the present day that weaves together a mythology that incorporates the legends of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray, among others. Montgomery has been cast as Grace Van Helsing, the prodigal daughter who returns to run the family newspaper (and presumably stake a few vampires).

Previously the show cast Chris Egan (playing Dorian Gray, “a beautifully charming and devastatingly sexy man with a smile like a switchblade” who’s Helsing’s love interest) and Tom Ellis (as Victor Frankenstein, a “brilliant doctor who’s trying to find a way to bring his late daughter, Anna, back to life”). In addition to starring in the short-lived CBS show Made In Jersey, Montgomery has had arcs on HBO’s Entourage and Fox’s Human Target.

What do you think: Can Gothica mash-up Victorian monsters into a soap opera the way Once Upon a Time did with fairy tales?