NBC have given a green light for a ‘Brides Of Dracula’ pilot with a view to it going to full series.
The drama is to be produced and written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Greg Berlanti.
The concept behind the series asks what if Dracula’s Brides had survived for centuries after the slaying of their Vampire master and now reside in New York city.
Written by Aguirre-Sacasa, Brides is described as a sexy reimagining of Dracula as a family drama with a trio of strong, diverse female leads, a show about empowered women and the things they do to maintain wealth, prestige, legacy — and their non-traditional family. The project hails from Warner Bros. Television and studio-based Berlanti Prods., with Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti and Berlanti Prods.’ Sarah Schechter executive producing.
Known in popular culture as the Brides of Dracula, the three characters, originally introduced in Bram Stoker’s classic novel, are portrayed as beautiful and powerful female vampire “sisters” who reside with Count Dracula in his castle in Transylvania where they use their charm to seduce and bewitch men before preying on them.
In the book the brides managed to seduce Van Helsing who just about manages to shake off their spell and kills them.
The brides have been a strong staple in the ‘Dracula’ mythology since the very start and have appeared in numerous movies before headlining in the 1960s in the film ‘Brides Of Dracula’.