Gina Torres to Headline “The Brides”

Gina Torres. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9125123gd)

It’s pilot casting season and this time it’s Gina Torres (Suits) who was tapped to headline ABC’s forthcoming supernatural drama pilot The Brides. 

The contemporary reimagining of Dracula hails from Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti Productions, and Warner Bros. Television.

The Brides follows Dracula’s immortal women and the things they do to maintain wealth, prestige, legacy, and their non-traditional family, with Torres plays Cleo Phillips the leader of this vampire 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.

The pilot was penned by Aguirre-Sacasa and directed by Maggie Kiley.