Dracula gets a showrunner

While Jonathan is now in Toronto for filming of “City of Bones”, great news was announced this week that “Dracula” has a showrunner and head writer. Dan Knauf, the creator of the acclaimed HBO series “Carnivale”, has joined “Dracula”. From Deadline:

‘Carnivale’ Creator to Run NBC’s ‘Dracula’
By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Monday October 8, 2012 @ 5:38pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Dan Knauf, creator of the cult HBO series Carnivale, has joined NBC’s upcoming 10-episode series Dracula as showrunner/head writer, working with series creator Cole Haddon. Jonathan Rhys Meyers is set to play the iconic vampire in Dracula, which is being produced for both NBC and UK’s Sky Living by Tony Krantz’s Flame Ventures; Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment; Universal TV; and NBCU International Prods’ Carnival Films & Television, the company behind phenom Downton Abbey. Based on an idea by Krantz, Dracula is set in the 1890s and is described as “Dangerous Liaisons meets The Tudors.”

In it, Dracula (Meyers) arrives in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who maintains that he wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. In reality, he hopes to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier but falls hopelessly in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife. Krantz and Callender are executive producing the series with Knauf, Gareth Neame and Anne Mensah. Haddon and Flame’s Reece Pearson co-executive produce.

The show is now being written and several of the writers are active on Twitter. Be sure to check out and follow showrunner Dan Knauf (@Daniel_Knauf), series creator Cole Haddon (@colehaddon) and writer Jesse Peyronel (@JesseDir). Knauf has already tweeted his excited about the show:

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  1. Marcela says
    14 October 12 at 7:10am

    I Love You Jonathan

  2. Katie says
    20 October 12 at 12:30pm

    Cannot wait to see JRM doing his thing as Dracula! Love, love, love, JRM!
    Many prayers to him for health & happiness…he is one actor that makes me smile!

    XOXO Katie AZ USA

  3. Rhonda Fossett Doak says
    10 November 12 at 9:09am

    Jonathan Rhys-Meyers is the most incredible model/actor/singer I have ever seen. His Irish heritage and background experiences give him the most authenic spirit and presence.

    Wishing him the best and blessings! God has gifted you!!

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