Ed Westwick lands lead role as serial killer in new US drama L.A. Crime

Published Friday, Mar 13 2015, 12:44 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick is making a return to TV after being cast as the lead character in new ABC pilot, L.A. Crime.

Ed, who is famous for playing Chuck Bass in the Upper East Side drama, has joined the new crime show as Kent, a twisted serial killer who preys on young women who have come to L.A. to become famous.

Ed Westwick at the GREAT British Film Reception Honoring British Academy Award nominees
West Hollywood, United States

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It looks like Ed isn't quite finished playing the bad boy!

L.A. Crime will focus on cops Jack and Paco's search for a Bonnie & Clyde-esque serial-killing team, who of course is Kent and his partner in crime, who will be played by Parenthood star Erika Christensen.

Ed played Chuck in Gossip Girl from 2007 to 2012. Before and after his time on the TV show, he dabbled in films, starring on Chalet Girl, Romeo & Juliet and Last Flight.

Ed isn't the only Gossip Girl star to land a leading role this week, as Chace Crawford has been cast in a pilot for ABC drama Boom.

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