A television version of Dracula with the raunchiness of The Tudors and period drama of Downton Abbey, but will it be any good? To be honest it's very hard to tell from this trailer. But then again at least it's not sparkling-things-up by going all Twilight.
Definitely one to watch the pilot of, but whether I'll make it beyond that depends on how that first episode grabs me.
Although a massive plus in the show's favour is the inclusion of Katie McGrath (Merlin, Kate Mosse's Labyrinth) in the cast as Lucy.
It's the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, 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 - useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: 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 a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.