It looks like another name brand-brand remake is going to be joining the NBC line-up next fall along with Hannibal, The Munsters, and Frankenstein.
The title this time is Dracula, and Deadline is reporting that the show will be set in the 1890s, and is described as “Dangerous Liaisons meets The Tudors and as a big, sweeping international soap opera that is young, sexy and supernatural.”
The series is being developed by producers Tony Krantz (24) and Colin Callender (Tsunami: The Aftermath) and is being written by Cole Haddon (who has a single IMDb credit for a “Special Thank You” for the short film Death of An Agent). What’s more interesting is that NBC has given the concept what’s called a “script-to-series” commitment, which means that it if the network suits like the script then they won’t even proceed with the bother of a pilot and go straight into making the series.
So that’s confidence, because not even the infamous David E. Kelly, who has launched numerous successful series and has won several awards in the process, doesn’t get a free pass (see: Wonder Woman). Problem #1: Does it bother anyone that the two things the Dracula show is begin compared to can’t be shown on their network without some serious editing? Problem #2: Isn’t the vampire bandwagon full yet? Tell us your thoughts on the subject below.
Source: Geek Tyrant