Michael Ausiello
February 07, 2010 AT 05:23 PM EST

Friday Night Lights MVP Zach Gilford has joined the cast of ABC’s hour-long drama pilot Matadors, sources confirm to me exclusively.

The prospective series revolves around two rival Chicago-based families, one in the DA’s office and another in a high-powered law firm.

Gilford, who is poised to make what could be (SPOILER ALERT) his final FNL appearance in next Wednesday’s Season 4 finale, is playing Alex Galloway, the Romeo of a modern-day Romeo & Juliet story. No word on who’ll play his Juliet, but here’s a thought: How about Autumn Reeser? Just putting that out there.

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