Desperate Housewives star Vanessa Williams will be taking a new role on ABC’s airwaves. She is reportedly going to co-star in a new pilot, 666 Park Avenue. The new supernatural drama will be based on the Alloy book by Gabriella Pierce.
The project centers on a young couple (Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable) who accept an offer to manage one of the most historic apartment buildings in New York City. Unwittingly, they begin to experience supernatural occurrences that complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the building. Williams, repped by UTA and GEF Entertainment, will play the coldly beautiful and sophisticated wife of the building’s owner (Terry O’Quinn). The casting stems from the talent holding deal Williams signed with ABC in November. Williams, who will finish up the final season of Desperate Housewives where she plays divorcee Renee Perry, has her memoir coming out next month.