I’m really stoked for NBC’s upcoming 10 episode series called ‘Dracula’ which takes the Prince of Darkness and places him in the 1890s. While I’m excited, I will fully admit that I am also extremely wary on watching it. Both revolve around the same reason and that is Jonathan Rhys Meyers who is playing the vampire that started it all. Honestly, I think Jonathan is an amazing actor and his work is amazingly well done in the King Henry VIII epic ‘The Tudors’ and a variety of other films. The downside of him playing Dracula? My wife completely has a crush on him. Seriously, I’ll be hearing about it the entire show!
All joking aside, I am really looking forward to how they portray Dracula here and Jonathan absolutely has the look for it. So yes I can’t wait for its October 25th release. Today only encourages that with the new teasers in the form of 7 outstanding character posters. Which characters do we get an early look at? In order below we get a look at: Dracula himself played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers (‘The Tudors’), Lady Jane played by Victoria Smurfit (‘About a Boy’), Abraham Van Helsing played by Thomas Kretschmann (who entertainingly enough played Dracula in the 2012 ‘Dracula’ film), Mina Murray played by Jessica De Gouw (‘Arrow‘), Jonathan Harker played by Oliver Jackson-Cohen (‘Mr. Selfridge’), Lucy Westenra played by Katie McGrath (‘Merlin’), and R.M. Renfield played by Nonso Anozie (‘Ender’s Game’)
We’ve also got a bit of a treat with a trailer that debuted at Comic Con. Dubbed the “music video”, this new trailer proves that scares and gore won’t be lacking in this series.
If you’re not familiar with ‘Dracula’, here’s the official synopsis:
“Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars in this provocative new drama as one of the world’s most iconic characters. It’s the late 19th century and the mysterious Dracula (Rhys Meyers) 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.”
So what do you think from the early trailer and shots? Are you excited for this performance or are you worried that NBC will butcher such a great concept?