Sky’s Dracula starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers given Halloween air-date

The lavish reimagining of the Bram Stoker classic will air on the spookiest night in the calendar

Sky Living has confirmed that its new drama series Dracula will premiere… on Halloween.


Thursday 31 October will play host to the first episode of the series in which Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays a version of the literary vampire, who in this instance has a rather colourful past.

In this reboot he is a wronged 15th-century man cursed by a cabal that secretly dominates the world, who awakes in the 19th-century intent on exacting his revenge on the people who burned his wife to death… this time posing as an American entrepreneur taking London by storm.

Got that…?

Also starring in the hokum is Jessica De Gouw, who appears to be a reincarnation of Dracula’s dead wife, as well as Victoria Smurfit, Thomas Kretschmann, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Nonso Anozie and Katie McGrath.

It is made by Carnival Films, the producers of Downton Abbey.