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'Dracula' Creator Bringing 'The WolfMan' to NBC


NBC Devlops Wolfman series


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.

- Daniel Knauf
- The WolfMan

Written by: AnthonyWrites
Dec 2nd, 2013, 4:59 pm

Images courtesy of Universal


Message Posted On Dec 4th, 2013, 9:26 pm
Makes sense, actually. Since NBC and Universal have the same parent company, NBC has access to Universal's "classic monsters." They had a Frankenstein project in development for 2012, and their Jekyll/Hyde adaptation "Do No Harm" was cancelled after only 2 episodes. Now that "Dracula" seems to be successful, they're probably looking for a similar formula for a Wolf Man project. If that works, how long before they try their luck with The Mummy? Could a Creature From the Black Lagoon series be far behind??

Message Posted On Dec 3rd, 2013, 4:03 pm
It's not like werewolves haven't had their day in the sun (so to speak). The furry shredders have starring roles in Being Human, Teen Wolf, and The Originals just to name a few recent shows. They have also nuzzled their way into supernatural television in shows like Supernatural and previously in Buffy and Angel. If they play it up like they have with Dracula then this won't be the nice werewolf with the moral compass as played by Tyler Posey on the MTV version. That leaves a show that's going to be heavy on angst, drama, and self-pity 27 nights a month and mayhem 3 nights a month. Because where Dracula is an, albeit, monster, he is a thinking monster. Unless they make some major departure in the mythos of the Werewolf, there's not going to be much thinking involved during the full moon. Personally, unless they can make it unique I think the airwaves could survive for awhile without another monster on the loose.

Message Posted On Dec 2nd, 2013, 6:38 pm
does nbc think that dracula is a good show at all to get help from its team???
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