The Huntress has now become the hunted as Jessica De Gouw has signed on to play the female lead in NBC’s new supernatural drama ‘Dracula.’
The 10 episode straight to series vampire project will star Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the lead role as Dracula. Set in the 1890’s, the series follows the Prince of Darkness as he arrives in London posing as an American entrepreneur who wishes to bring modern science to Victorian society. But his true motive is to exact revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier. The one problem with his plan is that he unexpectedly falls in love with a woman who seems to be the reincarnation of his dead wife. That woman will be played by De Gouw.
De Gouw will play Mina, the only woman medical student at the University College in London who just also happens to be engaged to Jonathan Harker. She is described as forward-thinking, clever and independent.
Many may remember De Gouw from her recent stint on the CW’s ‘Arrow’ playing Helena Bertinelli aka The Huntress. While her character on the series left town, executive producer, Greg Berlanti, states that viewers haven’t seen the last of her:
“She’s going to come back. We’re just writing that episode right now. We like to think of her as the crazy ex-girlfriend. So if you can only imagine the turns…her mission isn’t done or complete yet. She wanted to kill her Dad and he’s still alive.”
‘Dracula’ is still in the casting phase and has yet to go into production. While no exact date has been given as to when the series will premiere, it’s hoped that ‘Dracula’ will debut this fall.