Saturday, July 28, 2012

"Downton Abbey" Meets "Dracula"

NBC and Sky Living will co-produce "Dracula," a new 10-episode, dramatic TV series based on author Bram Stoker's vampire novel, starring Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers  in the title role :
"...'Dracula' arrives in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who maintains that he wants to bring modern science to Victorian society.
"In reality, he hopes to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier. There's only one circumstance that can potentially thwart his plan: Dracula falls hopelessly in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife..."
Based on a script by co-executive producer Cole Haddon, "Dracula" will be executive-produced by former president of HBO Films and Emmy winner Colin Callender ("The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby") for Playground, Tony Krantz ("24", "Sports Night") for Flame Ventures, Gareth Neame ("Downton Abbey") for Carnival Films & Television (part of NBCUniversal International Television Production), Anne Mensah for Sky, and Universal Television. Reece Pearson from Flame Ventures is also co-executive producer.
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