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NBC to take a big bite out of Dracula classic

NBC to take a big bite out of Dracula classic

July 25th, 2012 in News

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - NBC is sinking its teeth into the classic tale of Dracula for a new drama series.

The network announced Tuesday a 10-episode version of the Bram Stoker novel. Jonathan Rhys Meyers has the title role as the vampire set in Victorian-era England.

Meyers is known for starring in the Showtime series "The Tudors," and for the TV film "Elvis."

"Dracula" is from the producers behind the acclaimed hit "Downton Abbey," Carnival Films & Television. It will begin production later this year, NBC said.

The announcement was made at the Television Critics Association conference. NBC did not announce an airdate for "Dracula."