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Jonathan Rhys Meyers To Star In NBC's 'Dracula'

July 25th, 2012 11:22am EDT

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers

The Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers is returning to TV as Dracula.

The Irish actor will portray the famous vampire in a revamp of the famous Bram Stoker horror tale.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will be set in 1890s London, where the literary Count is living a double life as an American businessman.

Robert Greenblatt, who cast Rhys Meyers as Elvis Presley in acclaimed TV movie Elvis, will direct the project.

The network has ordered 10 episodes of the drama. It will not shoot a pilot, and will instead go straight to series.

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