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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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Brandy August 19, 2014 at 11:10 pm

It’s a shame that only after one season the network cancelled Dracula. It was a awesome show that had everything you are looking for in a show. Romance, thrill with action and a touch of horror. Now I was always wonder what was going to happen.


Janice Perian August 17, 2014 at 6:17 pm

I would watch it if they moved it to another network. In fact I bet it would be even better if they moved it to a pay channel and gave them a little more freedom than the network now. Obviously they didn’t appreciate it anyway. I loved it and hope someone picks it up and runs with it .


Anonymous August 16, 2014 at 2:01 am

bring back DRACULA….
i’m sure it wil lge tthe ratings again


Amber V August 14, 2014 at 9:03 pm

Dracula was a great show! Such a shame to see it go. I will definitely watch if they move to another network…


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