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NBC's 'Dracula' Casts Its Mina

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jessica de gouwNBC announced that they have found their Mina for their upcoming Dracula series. The part has gone to Jessica De Gouw, who currently appears as The Huntress in CW's Arrow.

In this version of Dracula, set in the 1890s, Mina is the only female studying to be a doctor at University College in London. She is described as "forward-thinking, clever and independent -- more at home at a bohemian party than sipping tea in drawing room." Dracula will be played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who is posing as an American businessman in bringing modern science to Victorian London. He is actually there for revenge on those who scorned him centuries ago, until he falls in love with Mina, whom he believes to be the reincarnation of his dead wife.

Dracula, which bypassed the tradition pilot stage and was picked up directly to a 10-episode series, is slated to debut in the fall.

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