In the late 19th century, Dracula arrives in Victorian London under the guise of being a dashing American entrepreneur looking to introduce modern science to society. However, his actual purpose in moving to London is to exact revenge upon those who cursed him with immortality all those years ago, only he finds a distraction in his quest in the form of Mina, a woman who looks exactly like his former wife. Is Mina the reincarnation of his former love, placing doubt as to whether his decision to come to the city was motivated by revenge or fate? Or has Dracula convinced himself that this woman is his wife out of the grief that he still clings to over her loss?
Listed below are the dates, times, and descriptions of the first three episodes of Dracula.
Friday, October 25th – “The Blood is the Life”
New to England, Alan Grayson hosts a lavish party. He becomes fixated on Mina, a beautiful young woman who looks like his dead former love. Newly engaged to Mina, Harker grapples with worries over providing Mina the life she deserves.
Friday, November 1st – “A Whiff of Sulfur”
Grayson takes Lady Jayne as a lover even as he investigates her lethal connections to The Order of the Dragon. Grayson helps Mina face a critical challenge at medical school. Van Helsing continues his quest to develop a solar vaccine to enable Grayson to conquer sunlight. Jonathan Harker strikes a devil’s bargain with Grayson which has unexpected consequences.
Friday, November 8th – “Goblin Merchant Men”
Grayson seeks to determine whether Lady Jayne is a vampire hunter for the Order of the Dragon. Lucy mends Mina’s broken heart with absinthe, romance and a whirlwind tour of Bohemian London. Grayson’s machinations claim the life of Lord Laurent and earn him a powerful new enemy.
The series premiere of Dracula is set to air Friday, October 25th at 10:00 on NBC.
Will you be watching Dracula? Do you think the show will pair well with Grimm? Should NBC try to find more cheap international co-productions like it for their Friday lineup?