Merlin’s Katie McGrath is to join Jonathan Rhys Meyers in new drama series Dracula.
McGrath will play Lucy Westenra, an aristocratic London’s sexy, social butterfly who has a penchant for gossip, flirting and all things glamorous.
Lucy is a best friend to Dracula’s mus, Mina, and she gradually becomes entwined in a web of lies, lust and temptation that challenges the boundaries of their relationship.
Dracula is a 10 episode series, set in London. Played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers, it introduces the character as he arrives in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who maintains that he wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. But, in reality, he hopes to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier. There’s only one circumstance that can potentially thwart his plan: he’s fallen hopelessly in love with a woman who appears to be the reincarnation of his dead wife, Mina.
Dracula will launch on Sky Living HD later this year.