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Dracula

dracula03Network: NBC
Episodes: 10 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: October 25, 2013 — January 24, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica De Gouw, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Katie McGrath, Nonso Anozie, Victoria Smurfit, Thomas Kretschmann, Matt Barber, and Michael Nardone.

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TV show description:
This horror/thriller series is a reimagining of the classic Dracula novel by Bram Stoker. It takes place in the late 19th century.

The mysterious Dracula (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) has arrived in London and is posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society.

He’s especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night — a useful concept for someone who must avoid sunlight. He is aided by his loyal confidant, R.M. Renfield (Nonso Anozie).

Dracula has another reason for his travels however. He hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier.

Everything seems to be going according to plan until he becomes infatuated with Mina Murray (Jessica De Gouw), a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.
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Series Finale

Episode #10 — “Let There Be Light”
At long last, American entrepreneur Alexander Grayson executed a public demonstration of his miraculous electromagnetic resonator device, which promises to provide free, wireless electricity to all of London.

The demonstration was postponed after a previous attempt only a fortnight ago reportedly poisoned the surrounding neighborhood, causing children and elderly residents to become ill. Mr. Grayson insists that the poisoning was the result of sabotage, most likely by his rivals at the United Imperial Lubricant Company, although Scotland Yard has yet to find any evidence to support the claims.

This weekend’s demonstration, the second such attempt for Mr. Grayson, was to be his magnum opus, the result of years – possibly even decades – of research and construction that would revolutionize the world as we know it and put his oil industry rivals out of business entirely. What began as a day of triumph and victory ended as one of the most tragic and destructive days in London’s recent history.

At approximately 6:22 in the evening, moments after Grayson fired up his resonator to shed miraculous, wireless light on the entire district, the machine suffered a catastrophic malfunction. Grayson and his engineering team went to great lengths to evacuate the area as quickly as possible, and indeed the brave men spared many lives by doing so.

However, only five minutes after the machine was activated, a mechanical malfunction led to the largest manmade explosion in British history, centered directly in the heart of downtown London. The damage was catastrophic. At least a dozen people were killed in the explosion, and, while the numbers are still being tallied, estimates predict the number of injured persons to be in the hundreds, possibly even into the thousands.

Miraculously (and despite being in the belly of the beast itself during the explosion), Mr. Grayson managed to escape relatively unscathed, save for a few bumps and bruises. He is currently exiled in Carfax Manor and refusing to speak to the press, other than to briefly announce that he suspects foul play and sabotage to be the cause of the malfunction.

As London continues to recover from the horrific tragedy, hundreds remain missing. Most notably, Mr. Browning, a prominent member of British high society, has not been seen since the day of the explosion, despite the fact that Mr. Browning was not on site when the accident occurred. Miss Lady Jayne Wetherby is also unaccounted for, and she was last scene hailing a carriage toward the demonstration, only moments before the explosion. Also missing is Mr. Grayson’s right-hand man, Mr. Renfield, who was last seen returning to Carfax Manor on the day of the demonstration.
First aired: January 24, 2014. (Courtesy NBC)

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What do you think? Do you like the Dracula TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?

 

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miranda neal July 18, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Wow I can’t believe that they would cancel the show It’s not like they have a bunch of great shows on NBC. I hope they have a change of heart
Miranda Neal

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Maggie August 7, 2014 at 11:15 am

It is inconceivable that NBC dropped the ball on this great show! But, there are groups that are trying other avenues to get this show picked up! IF you are serious, and want to take a few minutes and help, go to @save_dracula on Wednesday nights, and follow the instructions. OR to #netflixsavedracula and do the same. Every voice counts We are growing by leaps and bounds but need more to help! It is a money game, and viewers are money. So take a few minutes and help save DRACULA!

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Jennifer July 18, 2014 at 7:52 pm

I’m so disappointed. It was a great show. One of the few I looked forward to every week. Now just a few reruns… It should continue. There’s plenty of content to be explored and hasn’t made the show overdone yet. So bummed. I guess I’ll read a book-

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Jessica July 18, 2014 at 7:48 pm

I loved this show!!! please plese reconsider putting it back on. I am really disappointed that it was taken off the air.

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Donnalee July 17, 2014 at 11:55 pm

Absolutely devastating!! There are very few series I actually go to the effort to watch or record. This show had it all- suspense, great story line, murder, intrigue and romance. Very disappointing to read I have nothing to look forward to this Fall. Thanks a lot NBC. You do suck.

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Jessica July 15, 2014 at 4:35 pm

I can not believe this show is canceled!! I am very upset with NBC. I normally don’t watch shows on NBC so I was really excited for this show. How can you only have one season/10 episodes???? It had a great case, a great story line & seems to be a great following of viewers. I think NBC or another station should pick this show up!!! Fall is about here and we need to bring this show back.

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lisa July 14, 2014 at 1:32 pm

I cannot believe that anyone would cancel this show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SHAME ON NBC YOU REALLY SUCK.
NOW I REALLY WONT BE WATCHING ANYTHING ON NBC OR WILL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

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Debore July 14, 2014 at 5:52 pm

What the hell is wrong with NBC they suck literally. Canceling dracula was a grave mistake. What a brilliant cast. John Rhyes on top of his game. Was looking for ward to new season. I truly will be boycotting this station, wrong call on this one. This show already has a deep fan base and cult following. Well lets hope some brilliant tv executive see this show for what it is smoking hot.

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nancy July 12, 2014 at 1:54 am

It was the best Dracular show ever, I can’t understand why they would cancel a great show.
Notify me please, if it comes back on.

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Anderson July 11, 2014 at 6:25 pm

It’s smart and deadly sexy. Come on its my b-day

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Anderson July 11, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Such original promise. Continue Dracula sleeping and awaking in a new time each season with new challenges we will love not hate him.

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Arline Parrrinelli July 10, 2014 at 1:41 am

Absolutely renew

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Beth July 6, 2014 at 6:14 pm

I love this show, so disappointed that it was cancelled

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Amy July 6, 2014 at 1:43 pm

I think Dracula tv show is awesome! It should have rescheduled to a different night instead of Friday night’s where people like to go out after work week. I think they should give season two a chance on a different night. I wasn’t happy that it was cancelled

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jtai21 July 3, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Please join us in the next round of viewing and Live Tweets of Dracula.
We are ultimately trying to find a new home for Dracula….specifically Netflix on the weekend of July 11.
There are several events happening around this weekend. Please check the link below and join us in finding Dracula a new castle :)
http://jtai21.tumblr.com/post/90670313865/dracula-fangfriday-returns-special-2-episode

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Anonymous July 3, 2014 at 1:37 pm

BIG mistake!!!!!!!!! NBC is off my list!

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Sandi July 2, 2014 at 10:13 pm

This is what’s wrong with NBC you won’t give shows a chance
No wonder we all watch CBS & the upper channels the day of the big 3
Is gone we all watch TNT,FX,AMC,USA,& CW
THEY GIVE SHOWS A CHANCE , maybe you could learn something from them

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