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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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Tracy August 31, 2014 at 12:56 pm

My family and I were looking forward to Season 2 and are extremely disappointed that NBC cancelled it. (Just as they did with ‘The Event’ a few years back). I would definitely follow Sleepy Hollow if it were picked up by another network and would even pay to watch season 2 on Netflix, amazon, hulu or other. In fact, I hope to see many more seasons of Dracula and will watch on whichever media is available. Networks often drop good shows and fill their schedules with stupid reality shows, law & order type crime dramas. (I am not referring to action thrillers like the Blacklist), comedies, and investigative news shows. I want to watch exciting, action filled, suspenseful, and or mind-blowing shows. I really hope they bring back Crossbones and don’t cancel this show as well.


Diane Ciaramitaro August 30, 2014 at 3:46 am

NBC execs need to not use their asses for hats and renew clearly the best friday night show…..that is DRACULA. I am so furious..wish I could call some hotline and give mytwo cents! Keep fighting for it….I know I am.


Pauline Schrader August 29, 2014 at 12:48 pm

I have been waiting for season 2. I watched every episode and loved it. What is NBC thinking? There are other shows on they can cancel. Bring Dracula back.


dawn August 28, 2014 at 10:50 pm

I rather looked forward to fridays due to that program..wish theyd bring it back


Missy August 27, 2014 at 3:59 pm

I enjoyed the show since I first found it on the NBC app 8/22/14. Wish I had watched it before it was cancelled. I was looking for the premier of season 2 and found this new tidbit about the show. How unfortunate, JR Myers is a fav of mine. :(


kauaigirl August 26, 2014 at 2:18 am

Please dont can Dracula!! The acting was Fab and the story was Fab and it was Just Getting Started. I personal dont own a TV coz there is Mostly Crap out there . Seems like networks like keeping da sheep in line with all da crap….oh well.


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