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!
NBC's been rather quiet on the front of its upcoming straight-to-series adaptation 'Dracula,' little known other than 'The Tudors' star Jonothan Rhys-Meyers would take the title role for a series helmed by 'Carnivale' creator Dan Knauf. Now, new reports have emerged that recent (and future) 'Arrow' guest star Jessica De Gouw has joined the production in the role of the series' female lead Mina, but why have 'Dracula' details been in the crypt for so long?
Say, remember that 'Dracula' adaptation NBC was developing with 'The Tudors' star Jonathan Rhys-Meyers in the titular role? Yeah, neither did we, but with all the other programs on deck for NBC's future, including 'Hannibal' and the upcoming 'Community' delays preoccupying us, it was easy to let one slip. Things may be looking up for the adapted vamprie series, however, acquiring 'Carnivale' creator and writer as showrunner, but will 'Dracula' rise above or just plain suck?
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the Trade Federation NBC. All season long we've been following the new series on NBC's development slate, including those like 'Hannibal' which won't debut until mid-season, but now it seems a rather high-profile 'Dracula' adaptation with Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the iconic role has sprung up out of nowhere. So what story will NBC's 'Dracula' tell, and how big is the episode order?
In the original novel of 'Dracula,' the vampire count arrives in London after a lengthy sea voyage from his native Transylvania, during which he made full use of the crew as a food source. Naturally, the men on board The Demeter didn't know that something horrible and undead was living in that coffin in the storage hold and most of them never set foot on dry land again. This segment of the story is getting fleshed out into a movie of its own, to be directed by Neil Marshall.