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First look at Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula in new NBC drama

After the world sees him as Valentine Morgenstern in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in August, Jonathan Rhys Meyers can next be seen as the infamous Dracula in NBC’s drama of the same name premiering this fall.

Here are the first images of Jonathan as Dracula from TV After Dark:

Dracula - Season 1

Dracula - Season 1

Dracula - Season 1

UPDATED: Here is the trailer:

Here is the synopsis from NBC:

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 (Rhys Meyers) 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. Victoria Smurfit (“About a Boy”), Thomas Kretschmann (“King Kong”), Jessica De Gouw (“Arrow”), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (“Mr. Selfridge”), Nonso Anozie (“Game of Thrones”) and Katie McGrath (“Merlin”) also star.

Writer Daniel Knauf (“Carnival”), Tony Krantz, (“24,” “Sports Night”), Colin Callender and Gareth Neame (“Downton Abbey”) serve as executive producers. “Dracula” is a production of Flame Ventures, Sky Living, Playground Entertainment, Universal Television, NBCUniversal International Television Production and Carnival Film & Television.

Will you be watching Dracula this fall?

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14 Comments on First look at Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula in new NBC drama

  1. Beeterfly // May 12, 2013 at 7:41 PM // Reply

    *fans self* Now, that is my kind of vampire!

  2. He looks amazing as Dracula!!! Perfect fit for a new generation of fans!!

  3. Lena Grace // May 12, 2013 at 8:09 PM // Reply

    I think I will be watching that 🙂 So much hot.

  4. High Warlock of St. Louis // May 12, 2013 at 8:43 PM // Reply

    That sounds pretty good! Also, Katie McGrath from Merlin is in it and I love that show!

  5. So many MI fans are upset about JRM being Valentine. But what I think people dont realize, if youre not familiar with his work, is that he’s extremely sexy on screne. The way he moves, the inflex of his words, the way he looks at you. He exudes sex and power and to me that is who Valentine fundamentally is. I havent seen very flattering images of him on this site, but believe me, he’s hot and will potray Valentine beautifully. Trust…

  6. …Can a single soul honestly state that they hate Jonathan Rhys Meyers for Valentine Morgenstern?
    *looks around*
    Yeah, I guessed so!:) Can’t you even resist him?That’s who Valentine is,irresistible.
    Excellent casting.
    Ps.I couldn’t care less about the colour of his hair…

  7. This sounds very interesting! I may check that out

  8. Hahaha, Valentine is a vampire. Never saw that one coming 😉

  9. Valentine as a Downworlder. Now that’s something else!

  10. I have never been into the whole vampire thing but with him as Dracula i may just have to jump aboard the vampire train.

  11. teamedwardjace // May 13, 2013 at 2:49 PM // Reply

    wow looks amazing and he can bite me anytime! if it’s on a friday, i may have to tape it or catch in online

  12. Does anyone recognize the song in the Dracula trailer?

  13. Theme song: Exitmusic – The City

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