Arrow star sinks her teeth into NBC's sexy new Dracula series

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Jan 22, 2013, 5:41 PM EST

NBC's making moves with its new series Dracula, and now the network's finally found its female lead. Turns out the lucky lady's a familiar face who's become a favorite among comic fans. She recently gave the Starling City mob a run for their money.

Australian actress Jessica De Gouw has landed the coveted role of Mina Murray in Dracula. Most of us know her from her stint on Arrow. It was there that she played Oliver Queen's love-interest-turned-nemesis Helena Bertinelli, aka Huntress. But Dracula is a drastic change of pace.

The series centers on the famous vampire, who poses as an American entrepreneur called Allen Grayson. He travels to 1890s London, where he attempts to "bring modern science to Victorian society." In reality, he's on a mission to destroy those who ruined his life centuries before.

Mina throws a wrench into Dracula's plans. She happens to be the reincarnation of his dead wife, and he falls for her. Mina's also a medical student who is drawn to the vampire's charm. They're both "instantly mesmerized by the other's uncanny resemblance to someone from their past."

Dracula is a 10-episode series that's described as Dangerous Liaisons meets The Tudors.

(via Deadline)