Dracula (2013 TV series)

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Dracula
Series titles over a red blood sky
Genre
Created byCole Haddon
Daniel Knauff[1]
Based onDracula
by Bram Stoker
Starring
ComposerTrevor Morris
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producers
Production locationHungary
CinematographyOusama Rawi
EditorPaul Knight
Running time43 minutes
Production companies
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkNBC (US)
Sky Living (UK)
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseOctober 25, 2013 (2013-10-25) –
January 24, 2014 (2014-01-24)
External links
Website

Dracula is a British-American horror drama television series.[2] The series, a reimagining of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula, was produced by London-based Carnival Films; it aired in the United States on NBC and in the United Kingdom on Sky Living from October 25, 2013, to January 24, 2014. It was created by Cole Haddon and Daniel Knauff,[3][4] while Daniel Knauf served as showrunner and head writer.[5]

The series was given a straight-to-series commitment of ten episodes.[4][6] It was cancelled after one season.

Premise[edit]

After being revived by a mysterious figure through the blood of a graveyard thief, Dracula arrives in London posing as Alexander Grayson, an American entrepreneur who claims to bring modern science to Victorian society. In reality, he seeks revenge on the Order of the Dragon, a power-hungry organization who ruined his life centuries earlier. Abraham Van Helsing, who has freed Dracula from the prison the Order placed him in, is also out for revenge, and the two have formed an uneasy alliance. Their plans are complicated when Dracula becomes fascinated with Mina Murray, a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.[7]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The series was shot in Budapest.[10][16] Prior to the series premiere, NBC released an animated web companion entitled Dracula Rising, which serves as a prequel that depicts the origin story of the titular character.[17]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1"The Blood Is the Life"Steve ShillCole HaddonOctober 25, 2013 (2013-10-25)5.26[18]
After recently coming to England, Dracula, posing as rich American Entrepreneur, Alexandar Grayson, hosts a ball for the locals of the town he moved to. There he meets, Mina, a woman he would later grow fixated on due to her looking like his dead former lover Ilona.
2"A Whiff of Sulfur"Steve ShillDaniel KnaufNovember 1, 2013 (2013-11-01)3.39[19]
Grayson and Lady Jayne become lovers, despite his suspicions about her being involved with the Order of the Dragon. Mina asks for Grayson's help with a challenge at medical school which leads to a much desired success; Van Helsing continues his work on a solar vaccine for Dracula as Harker enters a bargain with the devil.
3"Goblin Merchant Men"Andy GoddardHarley PeytonNovember 8, 2013 (2013-11-08)2.96[20]
With the help of Mina, Grayson starts to attack members of the Order of the Dragon. From there he investigates Lady Jayne, finding out her life within the Order. However, Mina soon grows depressed to which her best friend Lucy tries to help. Jonathan who is Mina's current lover gets advice from Grayson on how he might fix the situation of her being depressed.
4"From Darkness to Light"Andy GoddardTom GrievesNovember 15, 2013 (2013-11-15)2.99[21]
Grayson goes out and tries to win over Order member Lady Jayne to keep suspicion away from him being Dracula, who they were looking for. Lucy, who loved her best friend Mina, attempts to hide her broken heart by planning Grayson's engagement party to Jayne.
5"The Devil's Waltz"Nick MurphyNicole TaylorNovember 29, 2013 (2013-11-29)2.84[22]
Mina receives a dream which shows Grayson telling her that Jonathan wasn't the right man. Van Helsing and Grayson attempt to revive a woman vampire. After finding out Renfield was tortured, he went out and avenged them. It is then shown at a party that Mina attempts to introduce Helsing and Grayson, not realizing they had already met prior. Lucy sees Jayne searching for someone, assuming it was because she was in love with Grayson already. The Order discusses with Jayne the possibility of Grayson being Dracula, as both appeared at the same time. Jayne dismisses the Order, but the Order warns her that she will be the first woman vampire to be blinded by lust.
6"Of Monsters and Men"Nick MurphyKatie LovejoyDecember 6, 2013 (2013-12-06)3.83[23]
Browning decides to host a board meeting in the sunlight in an effort to expose Grayson, putting Van Helsing under even more pressure, albeit he finds a method via reanimating Grayson's heart. Grayson attends the meeting whilst exposed to direct sunlight and manages to pull through, until Lord Davenport stops him, causing his cheek to burn. Lucy comes over for a sleepover with Mina in which she professes her true feelings and attempts to seduce Mina, but this upsets her, leading her to ask Lucy to leave. Finally, Mina and Harker reconcile and have sex.
7"Servant to Two Masters"Brian KellyRebecca KirschJanuary 3, 2014 (2014-01-03)2.90[24]
Grayson is blinded by his invulnerability to sunlight that he stops drinking blood, which leads him to grow sickly. Renfield is sent to Budapest to get a painting of Ilona which was stolen by the Order. Davenport learns that Mina is the one Grayson wants. Jayne suggests Lucy entice Harker to seduce Mina for her gain.
8"Come to Die"Brian KellyHarley PeytonJanuary 10, 2014 (2014-01-10)2.47[25]
Mina tries to avoid Grayson and focus on her schoolwork, but gets attacked by Davenport's men. Harker becomes mad with jealousy after seeing Mina's portrait and sleeps with Lucy. Lady Jayne learns that Dracula has returned to London after seeing Davenport's men impaled on gates.
9"Four Roses"Tim FywellStory by : Jesse Peyronel
Teleplay by : Daniel Knauf
January 17, 2014 (2014-01-17)2.78[26]
Grayson goes to war with the Order of the Dragon just as Harker becomes a member of the group. Lucy reveals a secret that damages her friendship with Mina, as she recovers from her attack. Mr. Browning desperately searches for his children. Lady Jayne prepares to hunt the ultimate vampire, Dracula. Grayson turns Lucy into the monster he believes she is.
10"Let There Be Light"Tim FywellCole HaddonJanuary 24, 2014 (2014-01-24)3.04[27]
After Harker sabotages a demonstration of sunlight technology, Grayson now knows that he is the enemy and part of the Order of the Dragon. Jayne employs a seer with a relic containing the blood of Christ and gets killed by Grayson. Helsing hunts down Dracula and tells Harker that Grayson is Dracula.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Group Award Result Notes
2014 American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in One-Hour Episodic Television Series Nominated Dracula
2014 People's Choice Awards Favorite New TV Drama Nominated Dracula
2014 People's Choice Awards Favorite Actor in a New TV Series - Jonathan Rhys Meyers Nominated Dracula

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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