Showtime has decided that Daniel Gillies is the man for them.
Gillies, who appears on The CW's The Vampire Diaries as Elijah, spends his time away from that series working on feature films. Showtime apparently thinks Gillies knows what he is doing, as it has signed a deal to air two of his films.
The first, Broken Kingdom, will premiere on the pay cable network at 8:30 p.m. on May 15. It was directed and stars Gillies. The film involves two different stories that weave together, taking viewers to Bogota as well as Hollywood. A young street girl and an American writer learn they have a unique union, while a daycare teacher (played by Gillies wife Rachael Leigh Cook), tries to cope with a tragic secret.
Prior to Broken Kingdom's premiere, a documentary looking at the making of the film called Kingdom Come, will air at 7 p.m.
Gillies will be spending quite a bit more time with Elijah in the coming months, as the character is one of those that is being featured in The Vampire Diaries' upcoming spinoff, The Originals. The backdoor pilot for that airs thus Thursday.
He also will be returning to Saving Hope, a Canadian medical drama, as surgeon Joel Goran for its second season soon.