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John Barrowman Gilds the Lily on ABC

By on March 7, 2012
John Barrowman. Photo credit: Unknown.

John Barrowman. Photo credit: Unknown.

John Barrowman fans hoping to see a return of the popular scifi drama Torchwood may have to wait a little longer. Barrowman recently landed a role in a new ABC period drama, Gilded Lilys.

Set in 1895, the show centers on the opening of the first luxury hotel in New York City by the Lilys, a family keen to revive their fortunes. Expect love, treachery and disdain between the classes set against the backdrop of scandalous secrets and vicious family rivalries,

Barrowman will play the title role of Julius Ashford Lily, described as a charming, lucky and loose playboy character.