Two more actors join NBC's Dracula, a ten-episode show for fall that was ordered direct to series and stars Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as the eponymous vampire.
Katie McGrath will play Lucy Westenra, a sexy, glamorous socialite and best friend to Mina (played by Jessica De Gouw.) According to TV Line, Lucy "gradually becomes entwined in a web of lies, lust and temptation that challenges the boundaries of their relationship." Previous credits for McGrath include the Syfy Channel series Merlin and the film Red Mist.
Nonso Anozie has been cast to play Renfield who, in this version of the Dracula story, is the "fiercely loyal confidante of Dracula’s alter ego, Alan Grayson. Renfield is the keeper of Dracula’s deepest and darkest secrets and the stabilizing force that allows his two personas to successfully coexist." Anozie previous credits include Game of Thrones and The Grey.
In this version of the classic tale, Dracula comes to Victorian London, posing as an American entrepreneur, who is distracted from bringing revenge on those who crossed him centuries ago, when he believes he has found the reincarnation of his beloved, dead wife.