Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Dracula cancelled after one series

The big budget reimagining of Bram Stoker's classic tale will not return to NBC for a second run

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Dracula cancelled after one series
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NBC has put the final nail in Dracula's coffin. 

The American network has opted to cut short the infamous vampire's quest for revenge, scrapping the big-budget series after just one series.

Dracula, which boasted a cast including The Tudors' Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the eponymous count, along with Jessica De Gouw, Thomas Kretschmann and Merlins' Kate McGrath, was a reimagining of Bram Stoker's classic novel and saw the notorious blood-sucker arrive in Victorian London posing as an American entrepreneur but intent on avenging the death of his long-dead wife. 

The thriller, which was created by Cole Haddon, aired on Sky Living in the UK. 

Haddon confirmed the news on Twitter, saying: