THR reports CBS has cast Elliot Knight as a series regular in its new American Gothic TV series, coming this summer. As pictured above, Knight played the Arthurian legend’s Merlin, in ABC‘s Once Upon a Time season 5A, starring Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Lana Parrilla, Colin O’Donoghue, Robert Carlyle, and Emilie de Ravin.
In American Gothic, Knight will play a police officer named Brady. The cast of American Gothic also includes: Megan Ketch, Justin Chatwin, Antony Starr, Juliet Rylance, Stephanie Leonidas, Gabriel Bateman, and Virginia Madsen.
In an exclusive, The Hollywood Reporter describes Knight’s character:
Knight will play Brady. Solid and honest with a touch of cynicism, he is happily married to Tessa (Megan Ketch), the youngest daughter of a prominent Boston family. A cop who’s just been promoted to detective, Brady is starting work on a cold case that’s suddenly had new evidence brought to light. A good man and a good detective, Brady is puzzled and a bit alarmed when Tessa seems to have some important information that she feels she can’t tell him.
Here is how CBS explains the upcoming series:
AMERICAN GOTHIC centers on a prominent Boston family that is attempting to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades, amid the mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his accomplice.
Chatwin and Ketch were cast as Cam and Tessa, back in early December. Read the network description of their characters:
Chatwin will play Cam, a sensitive, introspective artist and recovering drug addict who begins to realize that his 8-year-old son has a serious, terrifying problem – and ultimately seeks comfort in the arms of his manipulative but magnetic ex-wife, a fellow addict.
Ketch will play Tessa, a bright, nurturing public school teacher who soon finds herself deeply conflicted about how to handle a chilling discovery linked to her family.
What do you think? Do you like the sound of the upcoming American Gothic TV show? How do you like the cast so far? Do you plan to check it out on CBS, this summer?