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[TV] “Carnivale” Creator Bites Into NBC’s “Dracula”

Dan Knauf, creator of the cult HBO series “Carnivale,” has joined NBC’s upcoming 10-episode series “Dracula” as showrunner/head writer, working with series creator Cole Haddon, reports Deadline.

Based on an idea by Krantz, “Dracula” is set in the 1890s and is described as “Dangerous Liaisons meets The Tudors.” In it, “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.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is set to play the iconic vampire in Dracula, which is being produced for both NBC and U.K.’s Sky Living by Tony Krantz’s Flame Ventures, Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment, Universal TV and NBCU International Prods.’ Carnival Films & Television, the company behind phenom Downton Abbey.



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