It is indeed exciting television news, albeit not in the least bit surprising, as NBC will is now planning to develop another supernatural series to join the likes of ‘Dracula’ and ‘Grimm.’
The next logical figure in that collection has gotten a series, as the famous story of Lawrence Talbot, a traveling American who is bitten and plagued by a werewolf, will be imagined on NBC in ‘The WolfMan.’
As first reported by Deadline, ‘The Wolfman’ will be headed by Daniel Knauf, who is an executive producer and writer on ‘Dracula.’ Universal TV will produce in conjunction with Scott Stuber and his group, Bluegrass Films & TV.
Surprisingly, the Wolfman, (who is very much not the Wolverine of X-Men note though that would be an interesting look in the mirror for both should they ever meet), doesn’t have as many various imaginings in entertainment (at least as far as solo endeavors go). Two titled movies nearly 70 years apart make up the character’s filmography, as Lon Chaney Jr. portrayed the beast in the 1941 rendition, and Benicio del Toro undertook the role in 2010.
The later film was a remake of the original, and this NBC series will look to began the tale anew and further develop. So now begins the time where we speculate and hope and ponder who will take the title role. If ‘Mob City’ doesn’t turn out too well as planned and promoted, Jon Bernthal could sure make a scary canine.
So we’ve Dracula, the Wolfman, Jekyll (on BBC), and a reported Frankenstein series set for TNT. So now we just need a Van Helsing show to tie them all together.