Thomas Kretschmann Cast As "Evil" Van Helsing In NBC's DRACULA
Last week we found out that Arrow's Jessica DeGouw will play Mina in the upcoming series based on Bram Stoker's classic novel, now it seems she'll be joined by Kretschmann (King Kong) who funnily enough plays Dracula in Dario Argento's current movie version.
According to TV Line, NBC's Dracula series has found its Van Helsing in the form of King Kong/The Pianist actor Thomas Kretschmann. But there's a twist - it seems this take on the character won't be the heroic (if obsessed) vampire hunter we are used to in other adaptations. TV Line describe him as “a brilliant professor obsessed with revenge and power. He may be a greater threat to the public than the titular count.” This of course sets up Jonathan Rhys- Myers' Dracula as the anti-hero. They'll be joined by Katie McGrath (Merlin), Nonso Anonzie (Game of Thrones) and Jessica De Gouw (Arrow). The series will run for 10 episodes, and will follow Count Dracula's mission of revenge on the Victorian society responsible for "ruining his life" being interrupted by his love for Mina Harker, who he believes to be the reincarnation of his dead wife.
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