Pilot Season exclusive: Torchwood's John Barrowman to star in ABC's Gilded Lilys drama
John Barrowman, best-known for playing the immortal Jack Harkness on Torchwood, has landed a leading role in ABC's Gilded Lilys pilot from Shonda Rhimes, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
The project is an upstairs-downstairs look at the opening of the first true luxury hotel built in New York City circa 1895. Barrowman will play Julius Ashford Lily, the golden boy of the prestigious Lily family opening the hotel. He's mama's favorite son, who's very charming, lucky and loose.
As previously announced, Brian F. O'Byrne, Blythe Danner, Madeline Zima, Matt Lauria, Matt Long, Brigid Brannagh, Maury Sterling and Sarah Bolger will also star.
The pilot was written by KJ Steinberg (Gossip Girl, The Nine) with Rhimes and Betsy Beers (Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice) executive-producing.
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Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo 2012
John Barrowman, Chad Michael Murray and cast members from "Nikita" are among the TV guests who will attend C2E2 April 13-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Barrowman, whom "Torchwood" and "Doctor Who" know as Captain Jack Harkness, will sign autographs April 14 and 15 and conduct a Q&A session. Murray, former star of "One Tree Hill" and current graphic novelist ("Everlast") will have a panel and signing sessions.
Read more at Red Eye Chicago
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