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Katie McGrath, Nonso Anozie Sign On for NBC's Drama Series DRACULA
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Deadline reports that Merlin's Katie McGrath and 'The Grey's Nonso Anozie have signed on to join the cast of the upcoming series DRACULA for the NBC network. The actors join previously announced cast members Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Jessica De Gouw.
The 10-episode drama series is set in London and will feature Meyers as famed vampire 'Dracula' who is posing as American entrepreneur Alan Grayson. The out-of-towner claims he is trying to bring modern science to Victorian society, when in reality, "he hopes to wreak Revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier but falls hopelessly in love with Mina Murray (De Gouw) who appears to be the reincarnation of his dead wife."
McGrath will portray Lucy Westenra, described as "Aristocratic London's sexy, social butterfly and Mina's best friend who has a penchant for gossip, flirting and all things glamorous." Anozie takes on the role of R.M. Renfield, Alan Grayson's "fiercely loyal confidante."
McGrath is best known for her role on Syfy's Merlin. She also guest starred on The Tudors opposite Meyers. Anozie's TV credits include HBO's Game of Thrones.
Dracula is executive produced by Colin Callender, Tony Krantz, Gareth Neame and Dan Knauf for and Universal Television.
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