It has been a few years since Dracula has made an appearance. Vampires themselves are still big in movies and shows, but Dracula himself has been rather quite as of lately. This is all about to change thanks to NBC. NBC gave the green light to produce 10 episodes of ‘Dracula’ based on a script written by Cole Haddon and produced by Colin Callender, Tony Krantz, and Gareth Neame who have brought you such shows as “24”, Downtown Abbey” and “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby”. The role of Dracula is going to be played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
According to NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt this is going to be a “cool new version” of Dracula. The show is going to be set in the 1890’s with Dracula being an American entrepreneur in London to try to bring modern science to Victorian society. However, his main goal in London is to get retribution on the people who centuries earlier ruined his life. Potentially ruining his plan of revenge, Dracula falls in love with a woman who appears to be the reincarnation of his dead wife from long ago.
Dracula to Receive a Cool Makeover on NBC’s New Series
It is nice to see a fresh new take based on the Dracula from Bram Stoker’s classic novel instead of the vampires such as the ones from “Twilight,” “Vampire Diaries,” and “True Blood.” There is no news on when the premiere date will be or who else is going to be cast in this series so stay tuned!