NBC’s ‘Dracula’ Casts ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Merlin’ Stars
NBC has yet to produce a single image from its forthcoming ‘Dracula‘ series with ‘The Tudors’ star Jonathan Rhys-Meyers in the title role, but that hasn’t stopped the Dan Knauf-helmed drama from making some strong genre castings. In addition to ‘Arrow‘ star Jessica De Gouw’s casting as the female series lead, ‘Dracula’ has also recruited ‘Game of Thrones‘ star Nonso Anozie and ‘Merlin’ alum Katie McGrath as series regulars. Find out the latest on ‘Dracula’s’ big stars inside!
It may be a while yet before we see any footage from NBC’s upcoming straight-to-series ‘Dracula,’ but the cast is certainly shaping up. New reports reveal that ‘Game of Thrones‘ star Nonso Alonzie has joined the cast in a regular role, along with ‘Merlin’s’ Katie McGrath. The pair join Jessica De Gouw, as well as Jonathan Rhys-Meyers in the leading role.
Set in the 1890s and described as a cross between ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ and ‘The Tudors,’ ‘Dracula’ finds the titular character (Meyers) arriving in London under the guise of American entrepreneur “Alan Grayson,” claiming that he wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. Instead, he seeks revenge on the people who destroyed his life centuries earlier, while falling in love with Mina Murray (De Gouw), a woman who appears to be the reincarnation of his dead wife.
Alonzie will portray Dracula/Grayson’s loyal confidante R.M. Renfield, keeper of Dracula’s darkest secrets and the “stabilizing force that allows his two personas to successfully coexist.” McGrath meanwhile will take the role of Lucy Westenra, Aristocratic London’s sexy, social butterfly with a penchant for gossip, flirting and all things glamorous. As Mina’s best friend, the character finds herself entangled in a web of lies, lust and temptation that challenges their relationship.
Well, what say you? Are you any more interested in NBC’s ‘Dracula’ now that the cast is rounding out? What would you like to see from the ten-episode series?