Prison Break's Frank Grillo has taken the lead in ABC's supernatural crime drama series The Gates.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Luke Mably, Janina Gavankar and Chandra West also have been cast in the project, which Terry McDonough has come on board to direct.

Written by Richard Hatem and Grant Scharbo, The Gates centers on a big-city cop (Grillo) who becomes chief of police in a seemingly sleepy planned community only to discover there's much more to the residents than meets the eye.

Mably will play one of the residents, a cardiologist who is a vampirelike creature. Gavankar will play a local cop with a dark secret. West will play the owner of a tea shop.

The Gates is being eyed for a summer launch.