Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick has joined the cast of the ABC pilot LA Crime.

According to TV Line, the actor has joined writer Steven Baigelman's crime drama about a Bonnie & Clyde-esque serial-killers who terrorise LA in the 1980s.

Edwick will play Kent, a twisted murderer who preys on young women who have come to LA to become famous.

Parenthood star Erika Christensen will play Kent's partner who assists in the killings.

American Horror story star Taissa Farmiga, Adam Rothenberg and Gabriel Luna will also star in the show.

The pilot for LA Crime is expected to begin production in Los Angeles next week.