Thomas Kretschmann Picks Up Stakes For NBC’s ‘Dracula’

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Thomas Kretschmann, who is known for his role in the 2005 movie King Kong has scored a plumb role in NBC’s new mini series Dracula, which is a new interpretation of the popular novel by Bram Stoker.

In the series Kretschmann will play the role of vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, but according to a report at TV LINE he will not be the heroic Van Helsing figure that we have seen in prior incarnations of the Dracula story.

According to reports Kretschmann’s Van Helsing is a brilliant professor obsessed with revenge and power. He may be a greater threat to the public than the titular count (played by The Tudors‘ Jonathan Rhys Meyers).

British actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen also has been cast as Jonathan Harker, a handsome and tenacious journalist desperate to become an artstocrat.

This new take on Dracula sees the famed count preparing to unleash hell on the Victorian society he feels is responsible for ruining his life.

Kretschmann’s TV credits include The River, FlashForward and 24. Coincidentally, he played the bloodsucking title role in the 2012 movie Dracula 3D and The Cape.

Jackson-Cohen plays Roddy on the ITV series Mr. Selfridge; he also appeared in the film Going the Distance and as Prince William (opposite Girls‘ Allison Williams) in Funnyordie.com’s Will & Kate: Before Happily Ever After.

Dracula‘s cast also includes Katie McGrath (Merlin), Nonso Anonzie (Game of Thrones) and Jessica De Gouw (Arrow).

 

Written By: Ian Cullen

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