Dracula has found his Mina!
Dracula has finally found his Mina Murray! The beautiful Australian actress Jessica De Gouw has been cast in the NBC series. From The Hollywood Reporter:
‘Arrow’ Actress to Co-Star in NBC’s Jonathan Rhys Meyers ‘Dracula’ Series
by Lesley Goldberg
Jessica De Gouw, who played the iconic Huntress in the CW freshman drama, will star opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Jessica De Gouw is going from a comic universe to a supernatural one.
The young Australian actress, who had a multiple-episode arc on The CW’s Arrow, has been tapped to co-star in NBC’s upcoming drama Dracula, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
De Gouw, who played the iconic character known as the Huntress on The CW’s freshman breakout starring Stephen Amell, will star opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the vampire series being eyed for fall 2013.
The series, which bypassed the traditional pilot stage, takes place in the 1890s and finds Dracula living a double life in London as an American businessman interested in bringing modern science to Victorian society. But his true plan — to exact revenge on those who burdened him centuries ago — is derailed when he falls in love with Mina, who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.
De Gouw will play Mina, the only woman studying to be a doctor at University College in London. She’s described as being forward-thinking, clever and independent — more at home at a bohemian party than sipping tea in drawing room.