Scoop: NBC's Dracula Casts Game of Thrones, Merlin Actors as Series Regulars
Merlin alumna Katie McGrath and Game of Thrones‘ Nonso Anozie can now count Dracula among their credits.
The pair have been cast as series regulars in NBC’s 10-episode drama about the iconic vampire (portrayed by Jonathan Rhys Meyers), TVLine 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.
Anozie, meanwhile, has been cast as R.M. Renfield, fiercely loyal confidante of Dracula’s alter ego, Alan Grayson. Renfield is the keeper of Dracula’s deepest and darkest secrets and the stabilizing force that allows his two personas to successfully coexist. In addition to playing Qarth merchant Xaro Xhoan Daxos on Thrones, Anozie co-starred in The Grey and will next appear in the new Jack Ryan pic.
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.