Melissa George is returning to ABC! George, who previously had roles on 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Alias,' has been cast as the second female lead in ABC's untitled Richard LaGravenese’s drama. She will star opposite Rufus Sewell.
The New York City drama focuses on the love and rivalry between two influential socialites, who play out their attraction and seduction of each other through the manipulation of others.
George is slated to play Margot Worth Cole, a gorgeous woman who commands attention immediately upon walking into a room. She's been a member of high society for years and finds herself in a vulnerable position when her status is threatened by her divorce from billionaire Anderson Cole (Oded Fehr). She has a romantic history with Philip (Sewell), and in a world surrounded by inferiors she considers him the only equal. After being tricked by Anderson in the divorce settlement, Margot wants to get revenge on her ex and enlists Philip to help her gain retribution.
As TVRage previously reported, Katie Holmes will play Ann, a well-bred woman who runs a philanthropic foundation with her husband; the charity helps to bring clean water to African Villages. Described as "Audrey Hepburn-esque," Ann is self-less, elegant and childless. She wants to raise a family, but her husband is too busy traveling.
You might be wondering how devious Margot crosses paths with a lovely woman such as Ann. The bitter duo (Margot and Philip) decide to destroy Ann's perfect marriage to prove the point that there is no such thing as true love.
This soap-like drama is penned and executive produced by LaGravenese ('P.S. I Love You'). Erwin Stoff, Ilene Staple and Wren Arthur, as well as Olive Productions' Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci, will all executive produce.