Do you like your horror watered down and sanitized for the masses? Do you enjoy the kernel of a horror project surrounded by the ooey, gooey sweetness of a soap opera? If you do then you are in luck. Deadline.com reports that the project, BRIDES OF DRACULA, has landed at NBC, and it is being described as a:
[S]exy reimagining of Dracula as a family drama with a trio of strong, diverse female leads, a show about empowered women and the things they do to maintain wealth, prestige, legacy — and their non-traditional family.
I know all my readers are already eager to set their Tivo’s and DVR’s!! Here’s the premise:
What if Van Helsing did NOT kill the three brides of Dracula? What if they survived for centuries and are now living in New York City? That is the basic premise of Brides, a hot gothic soap drama from playwright, screenwriter and comic book writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and top TV producer Greg Berlanti, which has landed at NBC with a pilot production commitment.
The article goes on to explain the history of the role of the three brides:
Known in popular culture as the Brides of Dracula, the three characters, originally introduced in Bram Stoker’s classic novel, are portrayed as beautiful and powerful female vampire “sisters” who reside with Count Dracula in his castle in Transylvania where they use their charm to seduce and bewitch men before preying on them. They manage to entrance Van Helsing too before he shakes off their spell and kills them. The characters are a staple in the Dracula mythology and have appeared in most Dracula screen adaptations, headlining the 1960 British movie The Brides Of Dracula.
I think it is safe to say that this project will be more line DAYS OF OUR LIVES than DAY OF THE DEAD!!