Earlier this month, the promo to the NBC drama “Dracula” was released, and I finally got around to viewing it. In case you may not know, NBC – which is gaining a reputation for some great shows – has produced a show based on Bram Stoker’s classic, though it is a bit different from the actual storyline.
Anyway, here it is:
Wow! The producers of “Downton Abbey” and the directors of “The Tudors” are behind this! This could definitely be a very lavish show. I’m a sucker for costume dramas because I adore the lovely gowns the women wear.
And I must say, Jonathan Rhys-Myers seems quite seductive here. It was hard for me to find him hot on “The Tudors” because I kept thinking how he looked nothing like Henry VIII. But here, he’ll pull off playing Dracula more easily.
It seems like the show doesn’t have Dracula as the historic Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian prince in present-day Romania who inspired Bram Stoker’s novel. By historical accounts, Vlad Dracula’s wife died by throwing herself off his castle, not from being burned at the stake. Hey, I’m not expecting this program to be true to Stoker’s book. I am just curious how the writers and directors will re-tell the story.
Also, this show looks like it will be very sexy, which is a big departure from “The Tudors”, which some viewers have called historical porn, LOL! But I admit it will be nice to have a show with some sexiness without the gratuity (nudge, nudge Game of Thrones! 🙂 ).
So, NBC’s “Dracula” looks promising. I will be tuning in when it premieres this fall.
Here’s more info: http://www.nbc.com/dracula/