Dracula is coming back to the small screen. Dracula is a twisted new drama which is a “twisted, sophisticated and sexy take on Bram Stoker’s classic novel, proving that some stories never die.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, one of the twist of this new show is that Dracula (played by the Tudors‘ Jonathan Rhys Meyers) will team up with Van Helsing (Thomas Kretschmann). “In our tale, Dracula and Van Helsing are actually partners,” reveals executive producer Tony Krantz. “They’ve partnered up to fight a bigger bad, which is called The Order of the Dragon, a secret organization. This is an order of right-wing zealots who cursed Dracula and turned him into a vampire years ago. We flash forward to today to Victorian England where Dracula has assumed the alter ego of an American inventor by the name of Alexander Grayson. He has come to England to essentially avenge the fact that he was turned into a monster years ago.”
The official description from NBC reads, “It’s the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula 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.”
Meyers and Kretschmann are joined on set by Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Jessica De Gouw, Katie McGrath, Nonso Anozie, Victoria Smurfit, Ben Miles and Robert Bathurst. Steve Shill (the Tudors, Dexter) is directing the new series.
Dracula premieres Friday, October 25 at 10 ET.