[TV] NBC Cancels Lifeless “Dracula”

Dracula - Season 1

“Dracula” truly bit.

After premiering last October, NBC canceled the horrendous “Dracula”, featuring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the titular character.

The series took place in the 1890s and finds Dracula (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 (Jessica DeGouw), who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife. Van Helsing (Thomas Kretschmann) was a brilliant professor obsessed with revenge and power.

NBC was so confident in this series that it bypassed the pilot stage. Guess that was a smart decision?

 
  • lion7718

    It won’t be missed….lol

    • minya

      LOL, not at all, I tried-so hard, gave it 5 (!) episodes, love all things Dracula, but damn, what were they thinking?

      • Vansea Hill-Smith

        I watched the first episode of ” Dracula” and went to sleep in the middle of the show. That was how bad it was.

        • Yakushiji Tenzen

          Well some people still liked it, including myself. SO much worse other renditions out there. This one was actually decent if you gave it a chance. Nothing will come close to Gary Oldman, but Reese-Meyers did a pretty damn good job. He gave Dracula new form

  • Adam Clifton

    Oh well. At least ‘Hannibal’ got renewed. :)

  • http://oneofthosedeadfckers oneofthosedeadfckers

    I really liked this show. It had some pacing issues but it was pretty solid overall. :/

  • jenny

    i actually really liked the series…season one ended just when things were getting good :(

  • Kris

    NBC has ADD. They never give new shows a chance to get their footing. Dracula was building a large and loyal fanbase throughout the season. Maybe the same day Nielsen ratings weren’t stellar, but the live+7 day was great for a Friday night show. Shame on NBC for being so short-sighted.

    • Vansea Hill-Smith

      But they have ” Grimm” so I guess they though Grimm was better. But no one watch NBC like they use to do anymore.

  • Paul Littlefield

    Bum. This was quality stuff – so much better than SALEM. Not good news.

  • E.V.-Suicide

    I actually loved it, I’m disappointed it wasn’t picked up for another season.If this show was on USA or AC it would have done better.

  • Cichy

    I watched the entire season because I was really hoping it would get better but the show was a cheesy mess. The way it was set up it really had no potential of evolving into anything interesting either. But oh well it looks like Penny Dreadful will be what I wanted Dracula to be so moving on.

  • J Jett

    i’m bummed. i REALLY liked this show.

  • Chamber

    The show was great, and Rhys Meyers was amazing, as always. The show was intelligent, and everything from the costumes to the action scenes were well handled. Of course, a useless network like NBC would cancel it. What are they going to replace it with? Another shitty reality show that appeals to children and morons? This is why I don’t care for television anymore.

  • joe31183

    I actually liked this show. It was fun.

  • http://janieraeldridge.blogspot.com/ Janiera Eldridge

    Actually one of the best new shows of the season, they always seem to cancel the good stuff though!

  • Vinny Gothika

    I actually am very fond of this show, I think it was fantastic and I signed the petition for another season, I am not happy in the least that it was up and canceled when it was just getting the best. I like Grimm, Supernatural and Sleepy Hollow too, and I looked forward to Dracula every Friday after Grimm….so not cool they canceled Dracula.