ABC has assembled all three of The Brides of Dracula

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Gina Torres Katherine Reis Erin Richards

ABC required three actresses to play the brides of Dracula in their new pilot The Brides, and now they have found all three of them.

Last week, we learned that Gina Torres will be playing the bride named Cleo Phillips. The leader of the trio, Cleo is "an imperious woman with a queenly manner — understandably, as she was a queen in her former life who was turned by Dracula after the death of her husband. Now a maven of New York City real estate, Cleo is challenged professionally by a mysterious newcomer — even as her ties to her sisters are dangerously fraying."

A couple days ago, we heard that Katherine Reis is the youngest bride, Lily Stevens. "Lily is 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."

Now Erin Richards of Gotham has signed on to play Renée Pélagie, "the head of a top modeling agency in New York City, known for her torrid affairs with her beautiful 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."

Goran Višnjic will be playing Dracula, who 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." 

Written by Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, The Brides will follow this 

trio of empowered, immortal women and the things they do to maintain wealth, prestige, legacy — and their nontraditional family.

Also in the cast are Sophia Tatum as Justine Strang, an aspiring model Renée takes under her wing, "unaware that Justine may have a past with Dracula as well", and Chris Mason as Roland Grant, a real estate mogul who challenges "Queen of New York City real estate" for professional supremacy and has secret ties to Dracula.

Maggie Kiley is directing the pilot. Aguirre-Sacasa and Kiely are executive producers on the show alongside Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions. The pilot is being produced by Warner Bros. Television and ABC Studios.

Source: Deadline

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