from The Hollywood Reporter

CBS’ ‘American Gothic’ Adds ‘Once Upon a Time’ Alum (Exclusive)

by Kate Stanhope

Elliot Knight will play the husband of Megan Ketch's character, Tessa.Getty Images

Elliot Knight will play the husband of Megan Ketch’s character, Tessa.

American Gothic is adding a spellbinding new series regular.

Elliot Knight, best known for playing Merlin on Once Upon a Time, has joined CBS’ murder mystery drama, The Hollywood Reporterhas learned.

American Gothic follows a prominent Boston family attempting to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that ties their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades, amid mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his accomplice.

The project hails from writer Corinne Brinkerhoff (The Good Wife), who will executive produce alongside Amblin’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank (The AmericansUnder the DomeExtant), James Frey and Todd Cohen. Fellow Good Wife grad Matt Shakman is set to direct the pilot.

American Gothic is one of two new series coming to CBS this summer — the other being the comic-thrillerBrainDead from The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King.

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