NBC Orders 10-Episode Dracula Series Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Have you been sitting around your house or apartment thinking that what the world needs is another vampire flick? Were you also thinking that we need a new DRACULA project on the small screen? If you have then you’re a friggin’ wizard because deadline.com is reporting that NBC has ordered 10 episodes of a new DRACULA series:
The story of Count Dracula is coming to the small screen. NBC has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to Dracula, with The Tudors‘ Jonathan Rhys Meyers set to play the iconic vampire.
Tony Krantz and Colin Callender are set to produce with Cole Haddon writing. The idea for the series is based on an idea by Krantz:
[Dracula] set in the 1890s and has been described as “Dangerous Liaisons meets The Tudors”, which is fitting given thatTudors star Meyers has been tapped to play the title role.
Check out the basic plot crunch:
Dracula (Meyers) arrives in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who maintains that he wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. In reality, he hopes to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier but falls hopelessly in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.
Sounds pretty standard as far as the plot goes, but it also has the potential to be a new DARK SHADOWS … not the shitty new movie but the original TV series. That’d be pretty cool.