Jonathan Rhys Meyers to Star on NBC as Dracula

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NBC is resurrecting another iconic villain.

With Hannibal already on tap for early 2013, the network announced yesterday it was also skipping the pilot phase and ordering Dracula to series. Jonathan Rhys Meyers (King Henry VIII on The Tudors) will portray the world's most famous blood sucker.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

“It is a timeless tale with relevant, surprising twists and turns [and] the exquisite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the marquee role,” Universal Television Executive Vice President Bela Bajaria said yesterday in a statement.

The series has also been picked up by Great Britain's Sky Living and the 10-episode opening season will focus on Dracula after he moves to London with a scheme for revenge… which will run into trouble with he meets a woman who reminds him of his late wife.

Production gets underway later this year.

What do you think? Will you tune in for NBC's take on Dracula?

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Jonathan is a great actor and I like his work... but seriously another Dracula remake? Him playing Dracula? I don't think so,it's like they are putting him in twilight saga and he is like: 'Look I'm sparkling like stupid Edward'. But in the end maybe nothing will be like I think it will be,who knows maybe they will surprise us and give us a great remake.I'm giving Dracula,and Jonathan a chance because everyone deserves a chance to express themselves and it's on viewers to decide whether they like it or not.


can't wait, he's an incredible actor

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