Van Helsing has been found for NBC’s new DRACULA series

No, we do NOT mean the Van Helsing from the Universal Film of the same name. Now that’s outta the way, read on to find out who will play the legendary Dracula nemesis below.

van helsingThomas Kretschmann will play Van Helsing in the new NBC series. Does that name sound familiar? It should since the actor stared as the great Vampire Count in Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D.

The show is set in the late-1800s and, according to THR, Van Helsing “is not the classic hero featured in so many re-tellings. Here, he’s a brilliant professor with a cool exterior who is obsessed with revenge and makes him more of a threat to the public than to Dracula.”

The site adds Oliver Jackson-Cohen will plays a journalist in the series.

The two join Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Jessica De Gouw.   Meyers plays Dracula, who arrives in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who maintains that he wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. In reality, he hopes to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier but falls hopelessly in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.

The show debuts this fall.  Dracula 3D, meanwhile, is awaiting a U.S. release from IFC. We hope to see both soon.

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