'Dracula' adds its Van Helsing


Are you excited for NBC's upcoming Dracula series? I am not sure what to think of it. The casting of Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula frightens me a little that the series is going to be aimed at a teen/young adult audience. I know his turn on The Tudors was anything but kid friendly, but his acting leaves me wanting and my personal feeling is that he was cast because he is a good-looking man.

With that said, I hope the network proves me wrong. I am a big fan of the character and the casting of Thomas Kretschmann as Abraham Van Helsing is a sign of hope. The actor, who appeared in King Kong and The River, will play Dracula's chief adversary. However, unlike in the novel, this Van Helsing is not the clear-cut hero. Here he is a jealous man obsessed with revenge who is seen as a bigger threat to the peace than Dracula.

Oliver Jackson-Cohen has joined the cast as well, as Jonathan Harker, a journalist who wants to rise into society's elite class. Jackson-Cohen can be seen currently on Mr. Selfridge.

Other cast members include Victoria Smurfit, Katie McGrath, Nonso Anozie and Jessica DeGouw.

NBC wants to launch the series this fall.

I like the fact they are mixing things up. I just do not want to watch Dracula by way of "Twilight". What do you think?



- Dracula (2013)

Written by: Hamatosan
Feb 11th, 2013, 8:10 pm

Images courtesy of NBC


Message Posted On May 10th, 2013, 9:52 am
So, that`s the same Thomas Kretschmann who played...erm, the movie !? That`s some kind of coincidence.

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Message Posted On Feb 11th, 2013, 8:41 pm

Roll on,lets just waite and see.Looking forward to watching this version of "Dracula"

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