Dracula is coming to NBC and two new cast members for the new series have been announced.
Katie McGrath, who appeared on BBC's Merlin, has joined the cast as Lucy Westenra, a London socialite who loves gossip, glamour and flirting with the opposite sex. She is the best friend of Mina and eventually finds that relationship challenged after Mina (played by Arrow's Jessica DeGouw) meets Dracula (The Tudor's Jonathan Rhys Meyers), an American businessperson who lives in England and pursues science becoming a larger part of Victorian society. However, underneath that lies a darker plan, involving revenge.
Additionally, Nonso Anozie, best known for his work on Game of Thrones, has been cast as R.M. Renfield, Dracula's (A.K.A. Alan Grayson) confidante who knows about what Dracula really is and helps him manage his two sides.
NBCUniversal is teaming with British Sky Broadcasting, Carnival Films & Television and Flame Ventures on the series. It is being spearheaded by Tony Krantz, who worked on 24 and Sports Night previously.
The more I hear about this series, the more my interest grows. It sounds like it could do pretty well for the network.
Ten episodes have been ordered on the series, with the air date not announced at this point. Sound appealing to you?