Jonathan Rhys Meyers to Don 'Dracula' Cape for NBC
Network to produce 10-hour miniseries of the vampire tale
By Kenny Herzog Jul 25, 2012 9:34AM
Journalists, bloggers and viewers: Ready your arsenal of vampire puns. Just when you thought that vein had been sucked dry (rimshot), outlets such as New York Times reported from the Television Critics Association conference that NBC will be producing a 10-hour spin on Bram Stokers's "Dracula." Furthermore, former "Tudors" bad boy and suitably British leading man Jonathan Rhys Meyers will slither into the titular bloodsucker's guise. In other words, he'll be playing Count Dracula.
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In fact, speaking at TCA yesterday, NBC Entertainment Chair Robert Greenblatt quipped, “We’re going to bring a little 'Tudors' sensibility to 'Dracula.'" He didn't, however, give a timeline for when the franchise will be stirred out of its coffin (two-for-two) and see the harsh light of a primetime broadcast.