Expect Fridays this fall to be a draining experience ... but in a good way? The network's latest series, simply Dracula, will be set in Victorian London and stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) as the sexy American entrepreneur/vampire Alexander Grayson.
The characters will stay the same as in Bram Stoker’s original telling and include: Mina Murray (Jessica De Guow, Jonathan Harker (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), Lucy (Katie McGrath) and a pretty coolheaded -- as opposed to bug eating -- Renfield (Nonso Anozie). Set in the 19th century, Dracula is hell-bent on not only getting revenge on those who have wronged him, but also obsessing about his dead wife.
By the looks of the new trailer (embedded below) the series is dripping with not only blood, but sex, intrigue, and that period-piece feel that people seem to be clamoring for these days (thanks to the producers of Downton Abbey being involved). But can the network show even approach the sex and violence of premium cable fare like True Blood? We shall see.
Dracula will air Fridays at 10 p.m. ET starting this fall.