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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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Steve September 30, 2014 at 9:16 am

Need to bring back Dracula last season just warm up the viewers
I believe second season will get there attention you can’t cancel a
Show after one season show needs to run at least two season to see if it gets the
Attention it deserves !!!!!


Cheri September 28, 2014 at 4:34 am

Loved the new version of Dracula. Bring it back for season 2


Meghan September 26, 2014 at 11:33 pm

PLEASE bring back Dracula! I can’t imagine why the millions of viewers the show had was considered insufficient, but it was such a lovely twist on an old classic. And who better to bring the beauty of Dracula than Jonathan Rhys Meyers? His portrayal of the ancient vampire made me look and make it impossible to look away.


Nicole September 26, 2014 at 10:31 pm

I love Dracula!!! It’s the only show I watch on NBC. I was looking forward to season 2. Please bring it back!


Kate September 25, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Please resurrect Dracula! The show was so good and such a great twist on an old story. My friends and I are bummed!!


Jess S September 25, 2014 at 12:21 am

BRING IT BACK, what is wrong with you…only 23 million viewers isn’t enough?!
ITS THE AGE OF VAMPIRES, you know this and they coming out with a dracula movie with will no doubt pull even more views if you get a second season. YOU REALIZE EVERYONE WHO WISHES TO SEE THIS WILL GIVE UP NBC FOR ANY OTHER CHANNEL THAT AIRS MORE?! You really plan on losing all those viewers to rival channels?! WTF are you even in charge for if you miss crap so obvious?


Linda September 25, 2014 at 11:32 am

DITTO!! I wanted to write almost exactly what Jess S wrote but didn’t have the nerve, but so glad someone said it like it is. NBC, you may not like working with Jonathan Rhys Meyers or paying for the higher-end production of Dracula. I’m sure it is more expensive then your other shows, but many of us out here are sick and tired of cheap and cheesy (and sometimes downright sleazy) reality shows and sitcoms with no imagination. You can do better and you must do better to maintain viewers in this competitive world. If you want to maintain watchers of your network, then step out there, be brave, swallow your pride and bring back Dracula.


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