The British star will play Grace Van Helsing, the lead character in ABC's supernatural soap that weaves together the stories of Dracula, Dorian Gray, Frankenstein, the Van Helsings and the House of Usher in a modern setting. Montgomery's character will share an undeniable chemistry with Dorian Gray (Chris Egan) and is the ex-girlfriend of the troubled Victor Frankenstein (Tom Ellis), who is trying to bring his deceased daughter, Anna, back to life.
Montgomery recently headlined CBS' short-lived "Made in Jersey" and had previous roles in "Human Target," "Entourage" and "Black Swan."
In other pilot casting news ...
"The Killing" star joins NBC's "Ironside." Brent Sexton will co-star alongside Blair Underwood, who takes the titular role in the remake of the Raymond Burr hit. Sexton will play Robert T. Ironside's ex-partner, Gary, who blames himself for the shooting that left Ironside in a wheelchair. [Deadline]
"Heroes" star has "Doubt" with David Shore. The ABC pilot centers around Vince, a former cop who is now a street-smart lawyer who knows how to game the system. Grunberg will play Vince's older brother, Mark, who is "developmentally disabled as a result of a childhood accident but high functioning. He works as the receptionist at his brother's law firm and believes Vince can save the world." [The Hollywood Reporter]
"Delirium" finds its male lead. Daren Kagasoff ("The Secret Life of the American Teenager") will play Alex, "a young, handsome police officer with a secret agenda, who finds himself intensely attracted to Lena (Emma Roberts)" in the Fox pilot about a futuristic world where love has been made illegal and romantic feelings can be removed with a medical procedure. [Deadline]