While I wasn’t really impressed with the Werewolf trailer, I’m very intrigued by this new news that just popped up on Deadline. Word is that NBC is pushing out a 10-episode mini series about the life of Dracula and that they’ve chosen The Tudors‘ Jonathan Rhys Meyers set to play the lead vampire.
The show will be set in the 1890’s and is being called “Dangerous Liaisons meets The Tudors.” I guess that explains why Meyers got the job.
In the NBC/Sky Living series, Dracula (Meyers) arrives in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who maintains that he wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. In reality, he hopes to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier but falls hopelessly in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife. “It is a timeless tale with relevant, surprising twists and turns with the exquisite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the marquee role,” Bajaria said.
What do you think? Will you give this one a shot?