A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Dracula Premiere and a Hint of What’s Coming in A Whiff of Sulfur

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Dracula Premiere and a Hint of What's Coming in A Whiff of SulfurEarly reviews are mixed for NBC’s “Dracula” (we DVR’d it so can’t chime in yet), but if you’re sucked in so far, here’s a look at what’s ahead in Episode 1.02, “A Whiff of Sulfur,” plus synopses of Episodes 1.03, “Goblin Merchant Men,” and 1.04, “From Darkness to Light.”

If all of that’s not enough for you, at the bottom of the page we also have a behind-the-scenes look at the series premiere, “The Blood Is the Life,” with the cast, writers, and producers of “Dracula.”

Along with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula/Alexander Grayson/Vlad Tepes, “Dracula” stars Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Jonathan Harker, Jessica De Gouw as Mina Murray/Ilona, Thomas Kretschmann as Abraham Van Helsing, Katie McGrath as Lucy Westenra, Nonso Anozie as R.M. Renfield, Victoria Smurfit as Lady Jayne Wetherby, Ben Miles as Mr. Browning, and Robert Bathurst as Lord Thomas Davenport.

“Dracula” Episode 1.02 – “A Whiff of Sulfur” (airs 11/1/13)
Grayson takes Lady Jayne as a lover even as he investigates her lethal connections to The Order of the Dragon. Grayson helps Mina face a critical challenge at medical school. Van Helsing continues his quest to develop a solar vaccine to enable Grayson to conquer sunlight. Jonathan Harker strikes a devil’s bargain with Grayson which has unexpected consequences.

“Dracula” Episode 1.03 – “Goblin Merchant Men” (airs 11/8/13)
Grayson seeks to determine whether Lady Jayne is a vampire hunter for The Order of the Dragon. Lucy mends Mina’s broken heart with absinthe, romance, and a whirlwind tour of Bohemian London. Grayson’s machinations claim the life of Lord Laurent and earn him a powerful new enemy.

“Dracula” Episode 1.04 – “From Darkness to Light” (airs 11/15/13)
Grayson ruthlessly sets out to compromise Lady Jayne by winning her heart. Lucy’s enthusiastic plans for Mina and Harker’s engagement party conceal a broken heart. Grayson’s unexpected reunion with a very old friend proves a growing complication to his and Van Helsing’s mission of vengeance. Van Helsing achieves a breakthrough in his efforts to enable Grayson to conquer sunlight, only to suffer an unanticipated setback.

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“Dracula” Episode 1.01 – “The Blood Is the Life” (aired 10/25/13; repeats 10/26/13 @ 8PM)
New to England, Alexander Grayson hosts a lavish party. He becomes fixated on Mina Murray, a beautiful young woman who looks like his dead former love. Newly engaged to Mina, Jonathan Harker grapples with worries over providing Mina the life she deserves.


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  • addeisdead

    I just watched the pilot last night and came away very unimpressed with their version of Dracula. I guess he’s supposed to be scary because he’s so charismatic and charming, but really he was just a non-threatening and slightly geeky scientist. This show is closer to ABC’s dramas like “Scandal” and “Revenge” than anything. There was no real menace or, pardon the pun, “bite” to the character. I think great Draculas are always just the slightest bit animalistic and impulse-driven, maybe even a little psychopathic. Even Renfield here is just a run-of-the-mill henchman instead of the psychotic mental patient we’re all used to.