Miranda Star Tom Ellis Lands Role In New US Show Gothica

Tom Ellis – best known in the UK these days for the sitcom Miranda , but with an impressive telefantasy CV ( Doctor Who , The Fades , Merlin , The Secret Of Crickley Hall ) – has nabbed himself a lead role in a new US supernatural show, Gothica .

According to TVLine , Ellis will play Dr Frankenstein in the show, which is a modern-day Gothic soap that weaves together the mythologies of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray, among others.

The ABC show has also snapped up former Home And Away and Kings actor Chris Egan to play Dorian Gray.

Matt Lopez ( The Sorcerer’s Apprentice ) will pen the prospective series, with Grey’s Anatomy executive producer Mark Gordon producing.