NBC has added two more cast members to its new Dracula series, with Thomas Kretschmann signing on to play Abraham Van Helsing and Oliver Jackson-Cohen joining the series as journalist Jonathan Harker.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers is portraying the title character in this 10-episode horror drama, which takes place in the 1890s. The story follows Dracula as he arrives in London posing as American entrepreneur Allen Grayson, who is trying to bring modern science to the Victorian Era. Jessica De Gouw is portraying Mina Murray, a medical student who Dracula falls for, believing she is the reincarnation of his deceased wife.
The series puts a new spin on Thomas Kretschmann's Van Helsing, portraying him as a professor obsessed with revenge who poses more of a threat to the public than Dracula does. Oliver Jackson-Cohen's Jonathan Harker is a journalist who is desperate to raise his status in the upper echelon of this British society. Harker is also engaged to Mina Murray. Victoria Smurfit also stars as Lady Jayne, Katie McGrath portrays Mina's best friend Lucy Westenra, and Nonso Anozie plays Dracula's confidant.
Cole Haddon wrote the pilot script and will executive produce the series with Colin Callender, Tony Krantz, Gareth Neame. It isn't known when production will begin, although NBC is eyeing a fall 2013 premiere.