Jessica De Gouw (star of Sky 1’s Arrow) has been cast in the lead female role of Mina in the new ten part series coming to Sky Living HD later this year.
A co-production with NBC Universal, Dracula, is a provocative new drama series version of the classic Bram Stoker novel starring Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors,” “Elvis”) in the title role.
Dracula is from the producers behind the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning hit Downton Abbey, Carnival Films & Television, along with NBC, Flame Ventures and Playground, and will begin production later this year.
The 10-episode 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 (Jessica De Gouw as Mina)
Dracula will be executive-produced by former president of HBO Films and Emmy winner Colin Callender (The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby) for Playground, Tony Krantz (24, Sports Night) for Flame Ventures, Gareth Neame (Downton Abbey) for Carnival Films & Television (part of NBCUniversal International Television Production), Anne Mensah for Sky Living, and Universal Television.