Hold on to your crosses and stakes. Bram Stoker’s Dracula has risen once again, this time in a sophisticated and sexy new series that’s headed our way this Fall. And it’s bringing with it some top talent in British and Irish television and film.
Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) stars in this provocative new drama as one of the world’s most iconic characters: Dracula.
It’s the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He’s especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night — useful for someone who avoids the sun.
But he has another reason for his travels: He hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan… until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.
Check out the official Dracula trailer:
Victoria Smurfit (Trial & Retribution), Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong), Jessica De Gouw (Arrow), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Mr. Selfridge), Nonso Anozie (Game of Thrones), Katie McGrath (Merlin), Ben Miles (Coupling), Anthony Howell (Foyle’s War), and Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet) costar in the new series.
Dracula premieres on Friday, 25 October 2013 at 10PM Eastern on NBC.
Writer Daniel Knauf (Carnivale), Tony Krantz, (24, Sports Night), Colin Callender and Gareth Neame (Downton Abbey) serve as executive producers. Dracula is a production of Flame Ventures, Sky Living, Playground Entertainment, Universal Television, NBCUniversal International Television Production and Carnival Film & Television.