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You know how all your coolest friends are still talking about vampires and…Oh, they aren’t? Then I guess you aren’t best buds with anyone over at NBC, where they’re still trying to bleed that horror subgenre dry by going into development on another immortal bloodsucker tale.
Thank Grimm it’s Friday! Also thank Dracula, as NBC has made the wise choice to pair their newest drama series with Grimm, creating a two-hour block of supernatural fun for TV viewers who like their drama with a bit of bite in it. Grimm returns for its third season tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET, after which Dracula makes its grand debut at 10:00 p.m. on NBC.
Just in time for Halloween, Dracula descends upon us, courtesy of NBC. The network released two new cast photos for the series based on the classic vampire character, which show off the gorgeous setting, costumes and of course, the characters of this period piece, which centers around the mysterious Dracula, played by The Tudors' Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Earlier this week, CBS showed us their Fall 2013 TV premiere schedule. Today, NBC has followed suit, laying out the premiere dates for their new and returning series this fall, including the return of The Voice, Grimm and Revolution, as well as new series Dracula, The Michael J. Fox Show, The Blacklist and Sean Saves the World
Normally, I'm not sure we could celebrate a new series being scheduled for Fridays, but I think we can make an exception for Dracula, which is being paired nicely with Grimm when the supernatural drama moves back to Fridays this fall. The above trailer introduces us to Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Dracula, a vampire posing as an American entrepreneur looking to bring modern science to Victorian society in 19th century London.
Since things didn't work out for ABC's found-footage horror-drama The River, it was looking like Thomas Kretschmann was setting his sights on returning to feature work, with Open Grave and the Russian-set war film Stalingrad among his upcoming projects. However, it looks like we'll be seeing him back on the small screen as he's been cast in a key role in NBC's upcoming Dracula series, based on Bram Stoker's popular novel.
NBC’s 10-episode Dracula series has signed About A Boy actress Victoria Smurfit. She’ll join the cast of NBC and Sky Living’s joint straight-to-series program as Lady Jayne, a potential suitor for Dracula (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) himself, who will be living in London under the name Alan Grayson.
The new Dracula series over at NBC has added a couple of actors to join star Jonathan Rhys-Meyer. On board for the straight-to-series drama are Game of Thrones’ Nonso Anozie and Merlin’s Katie McGrath; both will be taking on regular roles.
NBC’s Dracula was chosen by the network to go to series last summer, with the joint project with Sky Living being picked up for 10 episodes. The series may have been official all the way back in July, but only now do the details seem to be really getting finessed. On Thursday, NBC announced Jessica de Gouw has signed on for the female lead role in Dracula.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers is going from a King who spilled a lot of blood to a famous Count who drank a lot of blood. NBC has picked up the series Dracula with the Tudors star in the title role; the world’s most famous vampire is headed for the small screen.