The series has beed called “Dangerous Liasions meets The Tudors,” and that last part is not just because of Meyers’ old job. Dracula will take place in the 1890s, and is being produced in part by Carnival Films & Television, who also produces Downton Abbey (maybe we’ll get an upcoming series Dowager Countess: Zombie Avenger?) For more on Dracula, hit the jump.
The project will reunite Meyers with NBC’s Bob Greenblatt, who cast him in his iconic role on The Tudors when Greenblatt was still with Showtime. Greenblatt also gave him his first starring role in the CBS telefilm Elvis.
According to Deadline, the Dracula of this series will arrive in London posing as an American entrepreneur who claims to want to bring modern science to Victorian society (sounds like a steampunk dream!) However, similar to the Count of Monte Cristo, his actual desire is to wreck havoc on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier (are those people still alive? Hmm). Of course there is a woman, and she is – naturally – an almost a perfect reincarnation of his dead wife.