Jonathan Rhys Meyers To Play Dracula In TV Series
Yet another take on the Dracula story to be produced, on the small screen this time.
News of yet another Dracula reboot/remake/re-imagining this morning, as Deadline report that Jonathan Rhys Meyers is set to star in a new 10-part television series for NBC.
The studio must be pleased with what they have heard, as they have reportedly skipped the usual model of a pilot in favour of ordering a full ten episode run from producers Tony Krantz and Colin Callender.
Set in the 1890s, the new show will portray Dracula posing as a US entrepreneur, promising scientific advancement to Britain. Of course, his motives are far more sinister, although a spanner is thrown into the works as a woman who may or may not be the reincarnation of his dead wife shows up.
We really do wonder why the Dracula myth is so relentlessly revisited, without anyone actually having the initiative to make a full, faithful adaptation of the source novel. It is a classic piece of horror literature for a reason, and to see it consistently skirted around is frustrating.
The as yet untitled series will air on Sky Living, with no word of a release date yet.