This week’s premiere of Dracula (NBC, Fridays, 10/9C) takes the classic vampire tale and twists it in all sorts of unexpected directions. For starters, everyone’s favorite vampire hunter is actually responsible for reviving the undead former Vlad the Impaler. Then there’s Vlad’s secret identity and involvement with… science! It’s kind of like Bram Stoker collaborating with H.G. Wells or Jules Verne – unlikely, but sort of interesting.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula is getting a new take courtesy of NBC and the United Kingdom’s Sky Living, who are partnering on a ‘provocative’ 10-episode drama series starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers of The Tudors.
The series will introduce the original gothic vampire as he comes to London to seek vengeance on those who ruined his life centuries before.
For more details, follow the jump to the official press release.