Wednesday, January 30, 2013

More 'Dracula' series details emerge

Meyers, courtesy HBO
According to, NBC’s 10-episode series based on Bram Stoker’s iconic novel, Dracula just got some new cast members and will be quite different from the source material.

Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) as the Count, "The series re-introduces Dracula (Meyers) as he arrives in London, posing as American entrepreneur Alan Grayson who maintains that he wants to bring modern science to Victorian society."

However, "In reality, he hopes to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier but falls hopelessly in love with Mina Murray (Jessica De Gouw of Arrow) who appears to be the reincarnation of his dead wife."

New cast members include Merlin’s Katie McGrath as "Lucy Westenra" who is described as "aristocratic London’s sexy, social butterfly and Mina’s best friend who has a penchant for gossip, flirting and all things glamorous."

Nonso Anozie (Game of Thrones) has been cast as R.M. Renfield, the loyal friend of Dracula/Grayson. Will he still dine on vermin?

The series is being brought to life by producers Colin Callender, Tony Krantz, Gareth Neame and Dan Knauf. No airdate has been released yet but we’ll keep you posted.

Will you be watching? Or, are you a Dracula purist and not happy about changes to the story?

-Larissa Mrykalo