November 2, 2013 08:45 AM PDT
With a vampires-themed “news” special opening the Peacock’s night with 2.6 million total viewers and an anemic 0.7 rating — versus Dateline‘s week-ago 6 mil/1.3 — Grimm dropped 19 and 17 percent to 5 mil and a 1.5.
Dracula in turn drew 3.4 mil and a 1.3, falling 36 and 28 percent from its strong debut.
Luke Evans is portraying the Transylvanian prince and vampire, who risks eternal damnation by attempting to save his wife and son from a Turkish mob. Samantha Barks is playing Baba Yaga, a woman from Eastern European folklore who turns into a deadly witch. Thor Kristjansson plays Bright Eyes, who was enslaved as a young boy and is now an Ottoman Empire assassin. Art Parkinson is set to portray Dracula‘s son, Ingeras. They join a cast that also includes Dominic Cooper and Sarah Gadon.
October 25, 2013 07:58 PM PDT
Dracula, NBC’s new Friday-night offering, features a familiar story, a supernatural lead-in and a proven, easy-on-the-eyes leading man. But are you planning to sink your teeth into the period drama?
The gothic series, which bowed Friday (10/9c), introduces us to Alexander Grayson (The Tudors‘ Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a cocky American industrialist newly arrived in 1890s London. As the hour opens, members of the city’s genteel upper crust flock to Grayson’s palatial home for a gala.
Universal Pictures has moved its horror remake Dracula from an August 8, 2014 release to October 3, 2014. It will now go up against Fox’s The Book of Life in its new date. If it would have stayed in the August 8 slot, it would have gone up against Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Hundred-Foot Journey.
Luke Evans stars as Dracula in this reboot that takes elements from Bram Stoker‘s novel and blends it with the true story of Vlad the Impaler. Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper and Samantha Barks co-star. Production is currently under way in Belgrade, Serbia, and we reported yesterday that Legendary Pictures may co-finance the project under their new five-year deal with Universal.