A new, yet very old, vampire comes to TV this fall—Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays the titular role of Dracula in the latest incarnation of the legendary vampire.
Here's the show's premise:
The series introduces Dracula as he arrives in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who maintains that he wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. In reality, he hopes to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier. There's only one circumstance that can potentially thwart his plan: Dracula falls hopelessly in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.
The trailer shows Dracula in an ambiguous light; of course there's the whole vampiric side to him, but he is also capable of emotion, it seems. The producers behind Downton Abbey are also responsible for this, and the director is the same one who worked with Rhys Meyers on The Tudors. With that kind of pedigree, and Rhys Meyers, it seems that the show will at least be lovely to look at.
Will you watch?