Dracula

Shock Interview: Cole Haddon, the Creator of NBC’s Dracula

The legend of Dracula gets a makeover in a new television series debuting on NBC October 25th.  Yes, network television is embracing the prince of darkness.  Weird, right?  But the good news is that this is coming to us from the network behind Hannibal.  Further, it stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers.  But wait, there’s more, it’s very bloody.

The synopsis: It’s the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He’s especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night – useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: he hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan… until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.

Shock spoke to the man behind the series – creator Cole Haddon, comic book scribe and former journalist – who offered a glimpse into the show’s genesis, discusses the casting of Dracula, how the rules of vampirism are applied and more.

Feast on This Featurette for NBC’s Dracula

The cast and crew of the upcoming NBC series Dracula come together for a new featurette.  The series premieres October 25th and stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the titular, legendary bloodsucker.  You can watch the video after the jump.

It’s the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He’s especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night – useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: he hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan… until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.

NBC’s Dracula Presents Animated Original Series & New Promo

The promotional campaign for NBC’s Dracula series is heating up.  In addition to a new TV spot, which you can find after the jump, the network has kicked off a “Dracula Rising” animated series on YouTube which presents an origins tale.

The series premieres October 25th and stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers. It’s the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He’s especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night – useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: he hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan… until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.

Horror on TV! New Dracula and Sleepy Hollow Promos…

NBC’s Dracula and Fox’s Sleepy Hollow have yielded various new promos.  From the former, head inside for a look at some new imagery in the form of a still and poster. 

The series premieres October 25th and stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers.It’s the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He’s especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night – useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: he hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan… until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.

Comic-Con 2013: The Music Video Trailer for NBC’s Dracula

Things get grisly in a new 2 1/2-minute “music video” trailer for NBC’s Dracula, which made its debut at Comic-Con and is now online.  You can head inside for a look.

The series premieres October 25th and stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

It’s the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He’s especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night – useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: he hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan… until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.