Gina Torres to Headline “The Brides”

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The Suits alum has been tapped to headline ABC’s forthcoming supernatural drama pilot. 

Gina Torres is set to lead the cast of The Brides, a Dracula reimagining from Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti Productions, and Warner Bros. Television.

The project described as a contemporary reimagining of Dracula with a trio of female leads will follow these immortal women and the things they do to maintain wealth, prestige, legacy, and their non-traditional family.

Torres plays Cleo Phillips, one of the three Brides of Dracula and 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.

In addition to Suits, Torres also recently played Jessica Pearson in its spinoff series Pearson. Her other credits include The Catch, Revenge, and Westwood.