Thomas Kretschmann and Oliver Jackson-Cohen have been cast as series regulars in NBC’s upcoming drama series “Dracula.”
Kretschmann (“King Kong”) will play the legendary Abraham Van Helsing, a brilliant professor with a cool exterior who has a dangerous obsession with revenge and power. Kretschmann, incidentally, played the role of Dracula in last year’s Italian horror pic “Dracula 3D.”
Jackson-Cohen (“The Raven”) has been cast as Jonathan Harker, a journo desperate to climb the ranks of the aristocracy.
Pair joins a cast that includes Jessica De Gouw, Katie McGrath, Nonso Anozie and Victoria Smurfit. Jonathan Rhys Meyers will play Dracula.
The 10-episode series, based on Bram Stoker’s novel of the same name, finds Dracula preparing to unleash hell on the Victorian society responsible for ruining his life. But he’s thrown when he falls for a woman who’s a dead ringer for his beloved, long-deceased wife.
Peacock aims to bow the program this fall.
“Dracula” will be exec produced by Colin Callender for Playground, Tony Krantz for Flame Ventures, Gareth Neame for Carnival Films, Dan Knauf and Universal TV.