DRACULA NBC SHOW
A LEGEND IS REBORNDefinitely one of the most promising of the upcoming new shows in the Fall 2013 season on television is NBC Victorian historical fantasy DRACULA which brings a new twist to the tale of the infamous vampire this time played by King Henry VIII himself aka Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Beside the spotlight on the show you can also check out freshly released vibrant new character pictures from the show which is scheduled to premiere on Friday, October 25th! The story is bringing DRACULA into Victorian London alongside other famous characters from the stories - Van Helsing, Mina Murray, Jonathan Harker, Lucy Westenra and others!
SOME THINGS NEVER DIE!
Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers ("The Tudors") 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 has arrived in London, posing as an American entre- preneur Alexander Greyson 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. DRACULA brings a twisted, sophisticated and sexy take on Bram Stoker's classic novel, proving that some stories never die.
ABRAHAM VAN HELSING
Abraham Van Helsing will be played by German superstar Thomas Kretschmann! The vampire hunter isn’t after the infamous vampire this time. Instead they’re working together to hunt down The Order of the Dragon. It’s a secret organization of right-wing zealots who turned DRACULA into a vampire. He is a brilliant professor with a cool exterior who is obsessed with revenge which makes him more of a threat to the public than to Dracula!
Mina Murray is played by ARROW's Jessica De Gouw! She is the woman who captures DRACULA’s heart and happens to look just like his deceased wife Ilona. Mina is forward-thinking, clever and independent, the only female studying medicine at London's 19th century University College.
Jonathan Harker is portrayed by young Oliver Jackson Cohen from WORLD WITHOUT END! He is Mina’s fiance and social climbing ambitious journalists who uses his pen as a weapon. He is desperate to join aristocracy and stay there as well!
Lucy Westenra is played by MERLIN's Katie McGrath. She is a London socialite and Mina’s gossip loving best friend who gets caught up in lies and lust.
R.M. Renfield played by Nonso Anozie is DRACULA’s best friend, keeper of secrets and confidante. A man who helps Grayson have his double identity!
Lady Jayne Wetherby will be played by Victoria Smurfit. She is a stylish member of The Order of the Dragon feels a strong attraction to the vampire her society cursed.
The show will have ten episodes shot earlier this year in Budapest, Hungary! Caroline Boulton, Anthony Howell, Tom Reed and Ben Miles are also in the cast!The show comes from the producers of DOWNTON ABBEY and the director of THE TUDORS!