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!!
As a celebration of Jonny being offered a new leading role, I have decided to upload lots more pictures from the premieres of The Tudors the last time he was our leading man. More pictures from these events to come tomorrow :]
Public Appearances > 2007 > Showtime and Marie Claire Host the NY Premiere of The Tudors [+072]
Public Appearances > 2008 > The Tudors Season 2 Premiere [+067]
According to TV Guide and Vulture.com Jonny has signed up to play Count Dracula in a new 10 episode series of “Dracula” to be screened on NBC. More details yet to be announced, but as I soon as I know, you will all know too. So excited to have him back!
Filming is due to start later on in the year.
Thankyou so much to Marianne for finding this article. Someone saw Belle recently and here is what she said. My apologies if it doesn’t make sense as I can’t read French.
“I saw Belle du Seigneur preview Monday night, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers has satisfied me completely! Of course, I have not read the book, and I could therefore nothing project for Solal, but I found the perfect interpretation. I would not say the same thing about Natalia Vodianova…”
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Public Appearances > 2009 > John Galliano Mens Fashion Show – Paris Fashion Week [+015]
Public Appearances > 2009 > Golden Nymph Awards [+006]
Candids > 2008 > Not Another Burns Night – Charity Event [+011]
Candids > 2008 > Heading to Privelege Thai Spa NY [+010]
Public Appearance > 2008 > Jonathan receives Honourary Patronage Award at Trinity College Dublin [+003]
Public Appearances > 2008 > Costume Institute Gala New York [+018]
Filmography > August Rush > Screen Captures [+930]
Look who Jonny bumped into last night :]
It has been confirmed Jonny did not attend the opening of the Hippodrome last night but looks as though he hooked up with Annabelle at Dean Street House Restaurant for a friends dinner, thanks to Annabelle for replying to me regarding the photo.