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Jonathan to play Dracula!

NBC has just announced a new TV series starring Jonathan at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews. More news is sure to come. From TV Guide:

NBC Orders 10-Episode Dracula Series Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers

NBC is getting into the vampire business.

The network has given a 10-episode series order to Dracula, a series inspired by the classic Bram Stoker character starring The Tudors‘ Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the titular character, NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt announced Tuesday at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews.

The series will introduce Dracula as he arrives in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who maintains that he wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. In reality, he’s seeking revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier. There’s only one circumstance that can potentially thwart his plan: Dracula falls hopelessly in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.

Greenblatt called the series a “new version of the classic Bram Stoker Dracula.” “In the world of Twilight and True Blood… we thought we’d go back to the original,” he said, noting that they’ll be bringing a Tudors sensibility to the series.

Based on a script from co-executive producer Cole Haddon, Dracula will be executive-produced by Colin Callender, Tony Krantz (24), Gareth Neame (Downton Abbey) and Anne Mensah. Reece Pearson will also serve as co-executive producer.

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9 Comments

  1. Suzanne says
    24 July 12 at 6:05pm

    Finally,so happy he gets this role.

  2. Becky says
    25 July 12 at 7:45am

    Can’t wait for this. Perfect casting. I can totally see him as a badass sexy vampire.

  3. Alicia Davis says
    26 July 12 at 7:13pm

    YES!!!!! I am so HAPPY!!!!!

  4. Stanka says
    27 July 12 at 4:24am

    Happy birthday Jonathan.

  5. Donna says
    27 July 12 at 11:22am

    So excited about this new venture for Jonny. It’s good to see him again

  6. lolita grant says
    28 July 12 at 4:22am

    Wow! Can’t wait to see this! Nobody does it better than you!

  7. Adenora says
    28 July 12 at 10:02am

    I am very happy for him. Jonathan will be perfect in Dracula.

  8. karen says
    03 November 12 at 2:43pm

    When does this begin? It is already November and I am still waiting to see it. HELP

  9. Juanita says
    10 May 13 at 6:38pm

    ABSOLUTELY CAN’T WAIT TO SEE DRACULA!!!!!!!

    Love JRM sooooo much.

    YAKYAK

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