November is soon to hit the calendars and for "Twi"-hard fans it can only mean one thing - the end of the "Twilight" Saga. So while some may mourn the end of Stephanie Meyer's beloved vampire story, there always is "True Blood" or "Vampire Diaries" to satiate the thirst.
Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers to star in NBC's take on "Dracula"
However, they might want to move along because the master of all vampires is set to hit the TV. NBC announces their new series, "Dracula" starring none other than Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Vampires have long been loved as the fictional character first introduced by Bram Stoker. Thanks to Stoker's brilliant and bloody mind, the fanged creatures of the night have been portrayed in over a hundred books and films. With "Twilight" soon to be over and done, there's another vampire set to take the place of Edward Cullen and it's none other than "Dracula" himself - thanks to NBC.
"In the world of Twilight and True Blood and all the contemporized stories, we thought we'd go back to the original," explained Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC, during the TCA Press tour Tuesday.
A 10-episode is already in order and the supernatural series set to compete with the likes of "True Blood" and "Vampire Diaries" will star "The Tudors" actor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Apart from Jonathan, there is no other news of additional cast members.
So how will "Dracula" start out? Well, the series is set in downtown London where Dracula arrives pretending to be an American entrepreneur. With a mission to set his revenge on the people who destroyed his life years ago, Dracula's plans almost fail when he meets the woman who appears to be the reincarnation of his wife. The plot resembles that of "Vampire Diaries", "Delena" fans would probably notice.
With a lot of vampire-themed series already taking over the Hollywood, how would "Dracula" fare? Would Jonathan Rhys Meyers be enough to erase the memory of Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen of "Twilight"? Sure enough, Jonathan is no Ian Somerhalder but put in a little blood and fangs, could Meyers compete?
NBC is yet to release a date for the series to hit the television screens. For now, all fans of Bram Stoker's novel can do is wait. Hopefully, Jonathan Rhys Meyers can do a great job at portraying the beloved "Dracula".
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