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NBC is jumping on the crowded vampire bandwagon with their own upcoming bloodsucking series, Dracula. It seems they're not sparing any expense with publicizing the new show, since we'll also be getting an online animated series as well as the televised live-action one.

Starring , Dracula sees the classic vampiric tale given a semi-modern twist with Drac heading to Victorian London in the search of electricity (and probably the odd buxom maid). To help set the scene, NBC will also be releasing a series of animated shorts which layout the lore behind the series. Check out the first part of Dracula Rising, as well as the new promo below:



Still none the wiser? Well, here's the official synopsis to help:

Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) stars in this provocative new drama as one of the world's most iconic characters. It's the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He's especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night - useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: he hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan... until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.

What do you think? Are you glad to see even more vampire action, or have you already had your fill? Let us know below.


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