[TV] Jonathan Rhys Meyers Discusses “Dracula” Role…


Here’s a new video featurette for NBC’s upcoming “Dracula”, featuring Jonathan Rhys Meyers speaking about his tole as the titular character.

The series, which bypassed the traditional pilot stage, takes place in the 1890s and finds Dracula (“The Tudors'” Jonathan Rhys Meyers) living a double life in London as an American businessman interested in bringing modern science to Victorian society. But his true plan — to exact revenge on those who burdened him centuries ago — is derailed when he falls in love with Mina (“Arrow”‘s Jessica DeGouw), who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife. Van Helsing (Thomas Kretschmann) is a brilliant professor obsessed with revenge and power. He may be a greater threat to the public than the titular count.” Katie McGrath and Nonso Anozie also star.

“Dracula,” a co-production from British Sky Broadcasting, Carnival Films & Television, Flame Ventures and NBCUniversal, hails from Tony Krantz (“24,” “Sports Night”) and former HBO Films president Colin Callender and writer-creator Cole Haddon (who will co-exec produce).

“Dracula” premieres this Friday, October 25.

  • Lion7718

    I’ll watch this to check it out…but I’m pretty sure it’s gonna suck. JRM just seems too wimpy to me to play Dracula…JMO.

  • djblack1313

    i hope this is good.