Aired: 2013-14 (1 Season Totaling 10 Episodes)
Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica De Gouw, Thomas Kretschmann, Victoria Smurfit, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Nonso Anozie, Katie McGrath
Series Website: www.nbc.com/dracula
Description: Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors”) stars in this provocative new drama as one of the world’s most iconic characters. It’s the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He’s especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night – useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: he hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan…until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife. From the producers of the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning hit “Downton Abbey” comes “Dracula,” a twisted, sophisticated and sexy take on Bram Stoker’s classic novel, proving that some stories never die. NBC.com
Why Was It Cancelled? Dracula premiered in the difficult Friday 10 PM EST hour, but its prospects looked decent because it had NBC’s successful Grimm as its lead-in. It ended up pulling decent numbers for its timeslot, but apparently not good enough for the NBC executives to give it a second season. The show was originally billed as a limited-run, “event” series, but it ended on a cliffhanger indicating that the story was meant to continue. A small, but vocal group of fans was very active online trying to convince another network or one of the streaming services to pick up the show and they continue their efforts today with the #SaveDracula campaign.
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