NBC is very interested in developing a horror series that takes off in the way that The Walking Dead and American Horror Story have. They are working on a Hannibal TV series, as well as a reboot of The Munsters and Dracula.
We previously reported that Jonathan Rhys Meyers was hired to play Count Dracula and we now have news on who will be handling creative duties on the show. Deadline is reporting that Carnivale‘s Dan Knauf has been hired as the showrunner and head writer for the series, which has already been given a 10-episode straight-to-series order for its first season.
We won’t see Dracula until next year, so we’ll have much more information on this project in 2013. However, we do know that the series is a period piece set in the 1890’s:
“Dracula (Meyers) arrives in London, posing as an American entrepreneur 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 who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.”