NBC has ordered 10 episodes of a new drama in which Jonathan Rhys Meyers portrays a man with a drinking problem.
As in he must drink the blood of the living in order to prolong his undeath.
That's right. The sexy former Tudor will play Dracula, the original vampire, in a tale that is both old and new.
The show, created by Cole Haddon, will be a new take on the classic character but will take place in the year 1890. NBC President Robert Greenblatt says:
"In the world of Twilight and True Blood and all the contemporized stories, we thought we'd go back to the original."
Unfortunately the network restrictions won't be able to give us the sex and violence we've come to expect from True Blood, but at least we know we'll have some eye candy in the form of sexy Jonathan Rhys.
Finally! An NBC show that sucks on purpose! JK!
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