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According to Deadline, Australian actress Jessica de Gouw - who was recently seen as Helena Bertinelli/Huntress on The CW's Arrow - has been cast in the female lead role in NBC and Sky Living's ten-episode series Dracula, which is based on the vampire of the same name. Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) will be playing the title character. Set in the 1890s, Dracula "centers on Dracula (Meyers) who arrives in London, posing as American entrepreneur Allen Grayson 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 but falls hopelessly in love with a woman [De Gouw] who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife." De Gouw's character, Mina Murray, is described as "a striking brunette medical student who is engaged to Jonathan Harker, but upon meeting Allen Grayson, both are instantly mesmerized by the other?s uncanny resemblance to someone from their past." Dracula is produced by Tony Krantz's Flame Ventures, Colin Callender's Playground Entertainment, Universal TV and NBCU International Prods.' Carnival Films & Television.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/BatFreak/news/?a=72870

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Lets just hope she doesn't crash and burn .... get it... ? .....

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Why does this sound very close to the original Dracula book and movie plot? There seem to be some minor changes but I have a feeling we're in for the same overall development and ending.

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