Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dracula: The Original Origin Story

         It was recently announced that NBC ordered several episodes of Dracula, set in the 1800's and flanked with producers of Downton Abbey.  With The Tudor's Jonathan Rhys Meyers set to play the notorious and ancient vampire, the show is bent on going back to the root of the vampire phenomenon.  I'm interested to see the tone and focus of the show, considering it is the ultimate vampire story.  Will it take on the dark twisted humor of True Blood, the dramatic mystery and peril of Vampire Diaries, or will it create and original origin tale.  Meyers, who played Henry the Eighth with dangerous charisma, is certainly equipped to take on a new legend.  I may not stick around forever, but I'd like to taste a bit of Dracula's new story when he comes out to play.

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