Production will commence for the show in late 2012 and it has been confirmed that 10 episodes have been commissioned. NBC bosses said Dracula – set in the Victorian era – will stay true to the classic story’s time period, but with a “look to the future”.
“According to the Hollywood Reporter, it will be set in London in the 1890s, and see Dracula lead a double life as an American businessman interested in bringing modern science to Victorian society. However, his plan to exact revenge on those who ruined his life centuries earlier is derailed when he falls in love. Based on a script by Cole Haddon, it will be co-produced by Gareth Neame who was responsible for ITV1′s hit period drama Downton Abbey. It is not yet known when Dracula will air on US television, but NBC said production will begin later this year. Entertainment chairman at NBC, Bob Greenblatt, who was involved in casting Rhys Meyers as King Henry VIII in the historical drama, The Tudors, said the new series would bring a Tudors sensibility to a piece of classic literature.”
Michael Edelstein, President, NBCUniversal International Television Production, said: “We are delighted that Jonathan Rhys Meyers has chosen this project to return to television and have built an amazing team of producers behind the camera to deliver this extraordinary show. Since 1897, the story of Dracula has captivated readers and viewers alike and this sexy, updated twist on the classic also promises not to disappoint.”
According to The Clicker additional castings and production details will be announced at a later date.
I cannot literally wait!!