ARROW Actress Jessica De Gouw Lands Female Lead In NBC's DRACULA Series

De Gouw, who recently appeared as Huntress on The CW's Arrow, has signed on to star alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers in NBC's ten-episode drama series Dracula, which is based on the infamous vampire. More details after the jump.

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By Paul Romano - 1/18/2013


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.









Source: Deadline
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Nick56 - 1/18/2013, 9:38 AM
Sounds interesting
Happy11 - 1/18/2013, 9:46 AM
More teen vampire shite. What happened to the days when vampires were scary and less romantic.
CaptainPresley - 1/18/2013, 9:47 AM
Lets hope Jonathan Rhys Meyers makes a better Dracula than he did Elvis.
SwingsetKnight - 1/18/2013, 9:56 AM
I will watch this on only one condition: Dracula kills the everliving [frick] out of people, and does it on a regular basis. He's not whiny, he's not whingy, he doesn't brood to contemporary pop songs. He's Vlad the Impaler, for [frick]'s sake.
LorenzoVonMatterhorn93 - 1/18/2013, 9:58 AM
Jessica De Gouw = SMOKIN'!!
SwingsetKnight - 1/18/2013, 9:59 AM
Seriously, CW. If you make this "Ian Somerhalder's character from Vampire Diaries: the Show", I will...I will...well, [frick], I guess I'll just become slightly more embittered with modern media and sneer at you. But hopefully karma will, in that case, redress what I cannot.
Hellsing - 1/18/2013, 10:28 AM
She's hot but her acting was meh in Arrow, so hopefully she can step it up a little in this series. Meyers is a pretty good actor according to Tudors anyway ( which every one should check out because Cavill pretty good on that show too) so I have hope for Dracula hopefully the curse of being murderous vampire on tv show doesn't strike Dracula too, it happened to Spike in the later seasons of Buffy, Happened to Damon Salvatore after the first season of TVD. Can we please have a vampire that just kills people for shits and giggles.
JohnnyKrypton - 1/18/2013, 10:47 AM
I don't know wtf that 'plot' and those character descriptions are supposed to be but it sure as hell isn't Dracula. In fact there is absolutely nothing in that summary, other than the character names and the time period, that bears even a passing resemblance to to the original story. There was NO love story -or even attraction- between Dracula and Mina, no reincarnation, no long-lost love, no charming, attractive Drac...ugh. Pandering to the lowest common denominator...this is an insult to my intelligence.


EMPHATIC PASS


tazmaniak - 1/18/2013, 11:05 AM
I'm excited for this show. Daniel Knauf, who created HBO's Carnivale, will be the showrunner. Carnivale was one of my favorite shows from the last decade. Looking forward to seeing what he does with this project.
superotherside - 1/18/2013, 11:52 AM
Meh, whatever. Don't watch shows that much... except cartoons cause they're awesome! ;)
Nomadic1 - 1/18/2013, 12:27 PM
I'm so done with all the vampire crap
Optimus83 - 1/18/2013, 3:13 PM
Huntress as Dracula's girlfriend. ...¡¡¡Cool!!!
mgeoff88 - 1/18/2013, 11:27 PM
This could be really good. It's about time we have some bad ass vampires again!

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