We can certainly appreciate a good subverting of the classics around here but haven’t quite warmed up to NBC’s “Dracula” yet. We do, however, like all the attention the network is showing it – like this behind-the-scenes look at last night’s episode and a sneak peek of what’s to come.
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” (aired 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.
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