Well, it seems like Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ star is on the rise, not only does this one time troubled actor have a show on NBC, but he is in talks to star in the 7th episode of the Star Wars saga which will be helmed by J.J. Abrams. Who the character is, no one knows.
Regarding J.J. Abrams, after the success of Star Trek Into Darkness it was not a surprise to hear that we will indeed have a third installment in the rebooted Star Trek franchise. We have heard Damon Lindelof toss around his thoughts on who will be the new bad guy in the new movie.
So, as we suspected, NBC is creating its own version of a supernatural night of programming. The magical night is the much maligned Friday night and they will couple Grimm with two limited series’.
At 9:00 pm they will air Grimm and at 10:00 pm they will air Dracula in the fall and Crossbones at the mid-season mark.
Dracula – Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors”) stars in this provocative new drama as one of the world’s most iconic characters.
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 cursed him with immortality 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.
From the producers of the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning hit “Downton Abbey” comes “Dracula,” a twisted, sophisticated and sexy take on Bram Stoker’s classic novel, proving that some stories never die. One-hour drama.
Crossbones – It’s 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, the ﬁrst functioning democracy in the Americas, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard (John Malkovich), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part shantytown and part marauder’s paradise, this is a place like no other on Earth – and a mounting threat to international commerce.
To gain control of this fearsome society, Tom Lowe, a highly skilled undercover assassin, is sent to the buccaneers’ haven to take down the brilliant and charismatic Blackbeard. But the closer Lowe gets, the more he ﬁnds that his quest is not so simple. Lowe can’t help but admire the political ideals of Blackbeard, whose thirst for knowledge knows no bounds – and no law. But Lowe is not the only danger to Blackbeard’s rule. He is a man with many villainous rivals and one great weakness – a passionately driven woman whom he cannot deny.
From the award-winning creator of “Luther,” Neil Cross, and award-winning executive producers Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (“Gladiator,” “Men in Black”) comes an extraordinary action adventure with an unexpected moral center where one can’t be sure whether the pirates or the British crown are the villains. One-hour drama.
Last Bite is back with news on the new shows that will be popping up on your TV in the 2013-2014 TV season (i.e. Dracula, Gothica, The Originals, The Selection, The Witches of East End and more…) and the latest news on upcoming movies (Star Wars, Blood Sisters and Divergent).
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Jessica De Gouw has been cast as Mina on the NBC show. You may recognize De Gouw who currently portrays The Huntress in CW’s Arrow.
In this version of Dracula, set in the 1890s, Mina is the only female studying to be a doctor at University College in London. She is described as “forward-thinking, clever and independent — more at home at a bohemian party than sipping tea in drawing room.” Dracula will be played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who is posing as an American businessman in bringing modern science to Victorian London. He is actually there for revenge on those who scorned him centuries ago, until he falls in love with Mina, whom he believes to be the reincarnation of his dead wife.
Dracula, which bypassed the tradition pilot stage and was picked up directly to a 10-episode series, is slated to debut in the fall.
As the year progresses we will update this section with new books that we think you will like.
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Praise from Author Carolyn Crane:
Okay, how much fun did I have with Tamara and Maria on the Last Bite Podcast? A ton. They asked fantastic questions and we talked about all kinds of things, from the urban fantasy genre to the RT convention to why Mind Games is in first person present tense and more. You can listen to it here! These women have been putting out all kinds of fun shows lately! Recently they've interviewed MaryJanice Davidson, Jeaniene Frost and even Charlaine Harris. They also cover topics of all kinds related to True Blood and other vampire ans supernatural TV series, and more.
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And thanks so much to Maria and Tamara from Last Bite. I did a podcast with them over the weekend which is now available to listen. Tamara and Maria asked some great questions – and did some great editing, because wow, can I ramble, but thankfully they managed to make me sound almost coherent .
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