Remember when NBC decided to bet on a retooling of the Dracula story with Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the title role, and it didn't quite work? Well, the Count may be dead on the small screen for now, but his brides are getting a new chance at life.
Deadline reports that NBC has committed to producing a pilot for Brides, a modern take on the Brides of Dracula (who appeared in everything from Bram Stoker's original novel to their own Hammer Horror film) from writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (best known as the chief creative officer of Archie Comics) and Arrow producer Greg Berlanti. Described as a "gothic soap drama," the series will explore what might have happened if the Brides had never been killed by Van Helsing and survived to the present day, and reimagine the events of Dracula with "a trio of strong, diverse female leads."
The series is the second project Aguirre-Sacasa and Berlanti have teamed up for on the small screen thus far, the other being Riverdale, an Archie Comics series in development at The CW. Aguirre-Sacasa's past TV experience includes episodes of Big Love and Glee, and his experience with horror characters extends to everything from the Carrie remake to the hit comic series Afterlife With Archie. He's prolific, enthusiastic and great with new looks at classic characters, so it's exciting to think about what he might bring to Brides.
What do you think? Would you watch a show like Brides?