NBC Hires Dracula

NBC has just ordered a ten episode mini-series called Dracula, from writer Cole Haddon.  As NBC describes the series:

“The 10-episode series introduces Dracula as he 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. There’s only one circumstance that can potentially thwart his plan: Dracula falls hopelessly in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.”

The series will star The Tudor‘s Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

This show is the second Dracula-related project to be announced this month, the first being from cable channel Starz.  That series, Vlad Dracula, is being spearheaded by J. Michael Straczynski of Babylon 5 fame.  It’s a little different from previous Dracula stories, as, according to Starz’ press release, it ‘traces his evolution from a revered ruler to the world’s most feared vampire, and his slow downfall as he struggles desperately to hang on to his humanity, his wife and his kingdom’


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