Are Classic Movie Monsters the New Big Trend on TV?

WolfmanUniversal via Everett Collection

While ABC is building Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. out of the Marvel film franchise and the CW is expanding their DC superhero universe to include The Flash, NBC is delving into the world of classic movie monsters. The network’s adaptation of Dracula, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the infamous vampire, will be joined by a new take on the werewolf.

Deadline reports that NBC is developing a TV series based on the 2010 film, The Wolfman, that starred Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins. Daniel Knauf & Scott Stuber are creating the new paranormal series despite the fact that no one remembers that movie: it was a box office and critical flop. 

Although Dracula has continuously declined in the ratings since its premiere Oct. 25, NBC’s other supernatural series Grimm is going strong in its third season. Maybe NBC has clued in to the fact that vampires are so over. Werewolves have been working for True BloodThe Vampire Diaries, and of course Teen Wolf, so maybe NBC can salvage the movie monster trend with a wolfman. (However, basing a TV show on a movie flop doesn’t sound very promising.)

But were not sure about this trend, NBC. If Marvel, DC , and The CW’s Arrow have taught us anything over the past few years, it’s that superheroes are hard to beat. Besides in a fight between Iron Man and the Wolfman, we’d put money on Iron Man.