Blythe Danner cast in new ABC series “Gilded Lillys”

Blythe Danner cast in new ABC series “Gilded Lillys”

Tony Award & two-time Emmy Award winner Blythe Danner (Huff), Madeline Zima (Californication) and Sarah Bolger (The Tudors) have joined Shonda Rhimes’ period drama pilot Gilded Lillys.

Written by KJ Steinberg (Gossip Girl, The Nine) and set in 1895, Lillys follows the opening of the first true luxury hotel built in New York City, along with the family who owns it, the staff who work it and those who stay there.

Danner will play Caroline, the ruthless and wickedly funny widowed grandmother. Bolger will play Violet, the virginal, beautiful and rebellious daughter who has a devoted personal maid Abigail (Zima).

Rhimes has a long-standing relationship with the network whose collaborations include Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and the upcoming drama Scandal.