NBC’s Dracula ten-episode series is aiming to be ready for Autumn this year, and after being ordered direct to series, things have been moving ahead quite nicely. Already Jonathan Rhys Myers has been cast as Dracula, and Jessica De Gouw as Mina, and now two more names have been added to the cast.
The gorgeous Katie McGrath (Merlin) has now been cast as Lucy: per TV Line, Lucy “gradually becomes entwined in a web of lies, lust and temptation that challenges the boundaries of their relationship.”
Also just cast is the role of Renfield, and that role has been filled by Nonso Anozie, and he has previously been seen in TV series Game of Thrones, as well as films including The Grey, Cass, Conan the Barbarian and RocknRolla. Renfield is the “fiercely loyal confidante of Dracula’s alter ego, Alan Grayson. Renfield is the keeper of Dracula’s deepest and darkest secrets and the stabilizing force that allows his two personas to successfully coexist.”
“Dracula,” a co-production from British Sky Broadcasting, Carnival Films & Television, Flame Ventures and NBCUniversal, hails from Tony Krantz (“24,” “Sports Night”) and former HBO Films president Colin Callender and writer-creator Cole Haddon (who will co-exec produce).
Dracula arrives in London; posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to the Victorian society even though his real intention is to take revenge on those who destroyed his life centuries earlier, but he falls in love with a with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.