john barrowman getty John Barrowman cast as 'Gilded Lilys' golden boyScottish actor John Barrowman, best known as the immortal (and awesome) Jack Harkness on “Torchwood,” has been cast in a main role on ABC’s pilot “Gilded Lilys,” from “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rimes, reports TV Guide.

The show is set at a luxury hotel in New York City in 1895, opened by the titular Lily family. Barrowman will play Julius Ashford Lily, the son, golden boy and heir to the family fortune.

Previously-announced cast members include Blythe Danner, Madeline Zima, Brian F. O’Byrne, Matt Lauria, Brigid Brannagh, Maury Sterling, Sarah Bolger and Matt Long.

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