Katie McGrath has been cast as a series regular in NBC’s 10-episode drama about the iconic vampire Dracula (portrayed by Jonathan Rhys Meyers), TV Line has learned.
McGrath will play Lucy Westenra, Aristocratic London’s sexy, social butterfly who has a penchant for gossip, flirting and all things glamorous. A best friend to Dracula’s muse, Mina Murray (Arrow’s Jessica De Gouw), Lucy gradually becomes entwined in a web of lies, lust and temptation that challenges the boundaries of their relationship.
The 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.
NBC has yet to set a premiere date for Dracula.
UPDATE (synopsis, production details, extras auditions, etc) under the cut!
Dracula arrives in 1890’s London, posing as American entrepreneur Alan 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. Things don’t go exactly as planned as he find himself falling hopelessly in love with Mina Murray, the clever lone female medical student at London’s University College, who seems to be the reincarnation of his dead wife.
Katie plays Lucy Westenra, best friend of Mina. 19-year-old Londoner Lucy is a sexy Aristocratic social butterfly who has a liking for gossip, flirting and all things glamorous. Lucy gradually becomes entwined in a web of lies, lust and temptation that challenges the boundaries of her and Mina’s relationship.
TV Channels involved: NBC & Sky Living HD
Production companies involved: British Sky Broadcasting, Carnival Films & Television, Flame Ventures and NBCUniversal
Genre: Period Horror Drama
Created by: Cole Haddon
Writer: Daniel Knuaf
Producers: Tony Krantz, Gareth Neame, Anne Mensah and former HBO Films president Colin Callender
Co-exec producer: Cole Haddon and Reece Pearson
Links: Official Facebook l IMDB l Official Twitter l Audition to become an extra!
In production since July 2012. Main casting in December, extras casting Feb 1 & 2. Costume fittings Feb 3rd. Filming from February-May 2013