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The Tudors’ Jonathan Rhys Meyers Sinks His Teeth Into NBC’s Dracula

NBC has given a 10-episode order to Dracula, a period supernatural drama that’s been described as “Dangerous Liaisons meets The Tudors.” Fittingly, Deadline reports The Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers has signed on to play the title role.

Produced for NBC and the U.K.’s Sky Living, Dracula follows the vampire as he arrives in 1890s London, posing as an American entrepreneur who desires to introduce modern science to Victorian society. But secretly the Count is plotting revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier — that is, until he falls hopelessly in love with a woman who appears to be the reincarnation of his dead wife.

Based on an idea by Tony Krantz, the drama is produced by Krantz’s Flame Ventures, Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment, Universal TV and NBCU International Productions’ Carnival Films & Television, the company behind the hit Downton Abbey.


  • Guest

    Really?  They’re going to rip-off the Coppola reincarnated lover thing?  Why?  Stick with Stoker!

  • Paul

    So it’s an Englishman playing a Romanian count pretending to be an American in England.


  • Johnny

    Nope. It’s an Irishman playing a Romanian pretending to be an American in England.

  • Lewis4510

    Seriously? Vampires are so played out it makes me want to gag. Clearly the guy running NBC has no clue what he’s doing.

  • Russell Duckett

    Yeah Vampires are so played out, just like Superheroes and Zombies. I just want a good story, I don’t care what natural or supernatural element is envolved. Watch the show and then judge it from there.