In recent years, NBC has had a devil of a time finding TV shows that will inspire people to watch their network but every new TV season … they try and try again. This coming TV season, NBC is banking on a new TV series based on the classic character of Dracula to whip up viewership … and today we get our first look at the new show, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. Dracula will star Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the titular role of the most famous vampire of all. The show will be a period piece, thankfully … click below to get your first look at this new incarnation of Dracula.
NBC has a new take on Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula coming to Friday nights this fall. Here’s the first photos for the limited series drama starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) as the famous bloodsucker. Here the Count poses as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society but secretly hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier.
HMMM … another limited series. It looks like the days of 22 episode TV shows are coming to an end. The popularity of 13-episode premium cable shows like Game of Thrones, Homeland and others are inspiring television networks to cut their shows in half as well. Earlier today we learned that the return of 24 (which made a name for itself by offering 24 episodes per season) will only feature 13 episodes and here we have another 13-episode series on network TV. I’m sensing a trend, aren’t you? Meh, I’m digressing. Even tho I hate period pieces (in both film and TV), I am happy to see that this version of Dracula is set in Victorian times. Modern versions of Dracula just seem too cheesy for me. The high drama served by Dracula should be set in the past, I think. I don’t really watch NBC at all but I might tune in to watch Dracula this Fall. Jonathan Rhys Meyers may not be able to properly grow facial hair but the man sure can act!