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Dracula: TV Show Cancelled by NBC; No Season Two

Dracula TV show: cancel or keep?It seems that stakes and network executives can take a vampire down. NBC has cancelled the Dracula TV show after one season of 10 episodes.

NBC’s Dracula is a retelling of the classic Bram Stoker story. In London, Dracula (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is posing as an American entrepreneur while he seeks revenge on those who cursed him. He doesn’t count on falling in love with a woman (Jessica De Gouw) who looks just like his deceased wife. Others in the cast include Thomas Kretschmann, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Victoria Smurfit, Katie McGrath, and Nonso Anozie.

The show’s debut did respecatably for a Friday night show but dropped much lower in subsequent weeks. The first season averaged a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.25 million total viewers.

Hannibal and Dracula are both produced under a unique deal that costs the network much less than other original drama series. Hannibal’s license fee is set to go down for season three so the network ultimately decided to renew that show and cancel Dracula.

It seems like Dracula’s studios could still potentially produce a second season for another outlet but there hasn’t been any news of that thus far.

What do you think? Do you think Dracula should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season? Would you follow the series to another channel or pay to see a second season?

 

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Brooke Curran July 28, 2014 at 9:53 pm

I have been waiting for season 2, I like this version better than the movie. I’m so disappointed that the series was canceled. Please bring it back.

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Lynn H. July 28, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Dracula was one of the BEST TV series on Friday nights! NBC is 100% wrong and I was anxiously waiting for season 2! This totally sucks and I don’t really think they know what they are doing at times!!!!!!!!!!! Plus, Jonathan Rhys Meyers is totally HOT!

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lacy lapack July 27, 2014 at 2:30 am

This is ********, i have been waiting for season 2 of Dracula, please make season 2 and send it to me i will pay for season 1 and 2 . And atleast end it better. Thabks

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Lisa Humphrey July 24, 2014 at 11:32 pm

I loved Dracula! The storyline, costumes, & actors are fantastic! Great twist on the original novel! Hope another network picks it up if NBC is too stupid to not bring it back.

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