According to TV Guide.com, NBC has reportedly ordered 10 episodes of a new series starring the world’s most famous bloodsucker…Dracula. The series, featuring the classic Bram Stoker vampire, would star The Tudors‘ Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the title role.
Like all shows, it all comes down to the plot. TV Guide says:
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.
NBC is noticeably excited by this new show. NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt showed his excitement over the series at the Television Critics Association Fall TV Previews saying the show would be a “new version of the classic Bram Stoker Dracula” and “In the world of Twilight and True Blood… we thought we’d go back to the original.”
The Vampire market is a hard one to crack when cable networks have strong shows such as True Blood and Being Human. Does Dracula have what it takes? Or will NBC’s network status force them towards something more…vanilla? What do you think? Will you watch?