It looks like Jonathan Rhys Meyers is moving from one epic castle to another. Deadline is reporting that NBC has put in an order for a series based around the very un-sparkly vampire, Dracula. The show received a script-to-series order, because executives at the network were apparently so pleased with the script, they didn’t need to see a pilot to be convinced it was the show for them.
The plot revolves around Dracula (Meyers), who comes to Victorian-era London, pretending to be an American. He positions himself as an entrepreneur fixed on bringing modernity and science to the town. However his motives are not so genuine in truth: instead his plan is to seek revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries prior. There is also talk of a love interest who Dracula feels may be a reincarnation of his dead wife. Sounds saucy!
Initial reports on the series described it as a combination of Dangerous Liaisons and Meyers’ last television venture, The Tudors. Well then, if that doesn’t sound like a destined fit for Meyers, we don’t know what does.
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