Gotham’s Erin Richards Joins ABC’s Dracula Pilot The Brides
According to TVLine, Erin Richards (Gotham) has been cast as one of Dracula’s three brides in ABC’s pilot The Brides. Richards will join Goran Visnjic (Timeless) who will play Count Dracula, as well as previously announced cast members Gina Torres (Suits), Katherine Reis (Claws), Chris Mason (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists) and Sophia Tatum (I Am Not Okay With This).
Visnjic’s new version of the classic monster is being described as the powerful, ageless, and iconic King of Night who “turned” each of his three brides, Dracula 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
The Brides is being described as a new take on the Brides of Dracula which is based on the iconic characters from Bram Stoker’s classic 1897 horror novel Dracula. The series will be a family drama centered on a trio of powerful and diverse female leads. With strong horror elements, it is a vampire soap about empowered, immortal women and the things they do to maintain wealth, prestige, legacy — and their non-traditional family.
Gina Torres is set to portray the role of Cleo Phillips, the leader of the titular vampire trio, who was a queen before she was turned into a vampire by Dracula. Now transform into a New York City real estate tycoon, Cleo is challenged professionally by a mysterious newcomer — even as her ties to her sisters are dangerously fraying.
Katherine Reis’ Lily Stevens is the youngest of the three Brides of Dracula, 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.
Richards’ Renée runs a modeling agency in NYC and has a history of “torrid affairs” with her 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.
The Brides pilot will be written and executive produced by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa with Maggie Kiley also set as an executive producer and director. The project will be the first non-Riverdale collaboration between Aguirre-Sacasa and Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions with Berlanti and Sarah Schecter set to executive produce.
The pilot is not only the horror series that Aguirre-Sacasa is currently working on. He is also developing a new series for HBO Max titled The Shelley Society which will center on iconic horror novelist Mary Shelley, who is best known for writing the classic novel Frankenstein.