Jonathan Harker and Van Helsing Cast in DRACULA

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Last week we announced the casting of what you could say was all those sympathetic to Jonathan Rhys Meyers‘ role as Dracula in NBC’s new series. Today we have news of a couple of those in opposition. First is the famous vampire hunter himself, Van Helsing, as played by Thomas Kretschmann (Wanted), and secondly Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Mr. Selfridge) has been cast as Mina Murray’s fiance Jonathan Harker.

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They join a cast of lovely ladies including Victoria Smurfit as Lady Jayne, Jessica De Gouw as Mina Murray and Katie McGrath who plays Lucy Westenra. Dracula’s (Meyers) right hand man is R.M. Renfield played by Nonso Anozie.


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 crossed him 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.

Dracula, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Victoria Smurfit, Jessica De Gouw, Katie McGrath, Thomas Kretschmann, Nonso Anozie, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen has not yet been scheduled by NBC.

Jess Orso
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Jess is the Managing Editor and Southern Correspondent for