Although the late Robert Reed felt he never got taken seriously as an actor after playing Mike Brady, Gary Cole, who reprised that role in the screen version of “The Brady Bunch,” is having no such trouble. Cole, whose last series stint was NBC’s “Midnight Caller,” has just signed to star in the Universal series “American Gothic” for CBS. It’s a drama reminiscent of “Twin Peaks,” about a seemingly quaint town twisted by a demonic force.
Shaun Cassidy created the show, which is executive produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert’s Renaissance Pictures. Cole will play the town sheriff, Lucas Buck, whose character takes a sinister turn. The pilot shoots March 20 and will be directed by Peter O’Fallon.