CBS has tapped Shameless‘ Justin Chatwin and Jane the Virgin‘s Megan Ketch to star in American Gothic. The dramatic series, which will debut next summer, is executive produced by Corinne Brinkerhoff, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, James Frey, and Todd Cohen, with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and CBS Television Studios producing.
The one-hour murder mystery will join returning series Zoo and Big Brother along with newcomer BrainDead as part of CBS’ summer lineup.
American Gothic Plot:
American Gothic centers on a prominent Boston family that is attempting to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades, amid the mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his accomplice.
Chatwin will play Cam, a sensitive, introspective artist and recovering drug addict who begins to realize that his 8-year-old son has a serious, terrifying problem – and ultimately seeks comfort in the arms of his manipulative but magnetic ex-wife, a fellow addict.
Ketch will play Tessa, a bright, nurturing public school teacher who soon finds herself deeply conflicted about how to handle a chilling discovery linked to her family.