Jonathan Rhys Meyers confirms new series of Dracula

By on March 31, 2014
Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

JONATHAN Rhys Meyers is to shoot the second series of hit TV show Dracula.

The Irish heartthrob reportedly confirmed that a new season of the show, which he also co-produces, had been commissioned.  Rhys Meyer unveiled the news at a party thrown by actress Goldie Hawn in London.

Dracula features a strong Irish cast with Katie McGrath from Bray and Dublin native Victoria Smurfit, who now resides in Los Angeles. Smurfit plays the fashion forward vampire slayer, Lady Jayne Wetherby.

Meyers is also set to play the late punk singer Joe Strummer in a film about The Clash, with filming due to get underway later this year.

Nemesha Balasundaram

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Nemesha Balasundaram is a Reporter with The Irish Post. Follow her on Twitter @nemeshaB


  1. Anne Allison

    April 1, 2014 at 3:56 am

    I would love to believe this but it has not been confirmed by NBC or Sky Living.

    • protector

      April 5, 2014 at 9:59 am

      Still stalking JRM, Good God woman, LEAVE HIM ALONE ALREADY. GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!

    • Georgina

      August 5, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      I wish they would bring it back, it was really good.

    • Jacey Neubauer

      August 17, 2014 at 2:18 am

      they may not being going back to N.B.C

  2. Falma

    April 3, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Exactly, it’s making me have a heart attack!

  3. trees hoogelander

    April 3, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    dear Jonathan yes I`m wayting on your new serie the secret script , and Sracula new serie . for now I`ll have all your films so I love you from date 1996 , you`r a very good actor . and I love you very much . go on this way . you have been now a beautiful man , koves Trees the Netherlands . x

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  5. protector

    April 5, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Still stalking JRM, God pyscho leave the man alone already. Give it a rest you & that older nutcase. GO AWAY!!!!!!!

  6. Lithae

    April 5, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    All fans should sign this petition just in case they still need it, since this is not confirmed.

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  10. Maliha

    April 11, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Dear J.,
    After the endless waits for Dracula season 2, with a very shortly wrapped up season 1,it is requested that you take up films featuring you in strong lead roles with promising story lines.For example at least check out the movie picturing Richard Chamberlain as ” overly ambitious Father Ralph” of Thorn Birds, you might win an award even, with your incredibly strong personality having an aura of a puritan ethic and soulful stare imbibing gentleness and compassion… definitely a young “Magie” could fall for you.
    Meanwhile wish you all the best for season 2.
    P.S take the girl in the end. Reason why your good movies fail to make an impact is because of the dismal ending as in “Tangled”, “Octane” “Emperors wife” etc… we sympathize with Dracula not Harker who got a lot darker!

    • Sarae

      May 9, 2014 at 10:43 pm

      Oh please no! One ‘The Thorn Birds’ was too many!

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  12. Amy

    April 24, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    That’s all we need :( Nothing against JRM – BUT – Dracula was NOT an American Businessman!!!! Bram Stoker CREATED Dracula in his original novel and NBC Dracula is NOTHING remotely like the character this genius gave life to. It should NOT have been called Dracula – instead it should have had another title. But then again – if JRM played the Sugar Plum Fairy everyone would say it was brilliant. This show was dire, sorry. Round two – no thank you. I’d rather have toothache!

    • CJB

      April 28, 2014 at 6:54 pm

      If you don’t like it then don’t watch it. Obviously you have no taste in good shows. No one cares what it should or shouldn’t have been called. It’s a brilliant show and deserves many more seasons.

      • Sarae

        May 9, 2014 at 10:48 pm

        Attack the post, not the poster! ‘Obviously have poor taste’! – what a thing to say! It’s just a different taste! Personally I feel that ‘Dracula’ has reached the point in popular culture that Shakespeare and other frequently performed stories have – it’s up for reinterpretation, and I felt it was a very interesting reinterpretation that would have had those who know the original well guessing, rather than watching it knowing what’s going to happen in the end – because we don’t. The same for ‘Frankenstein’ – there was a fascinating version starring James Nesbitt a few years ago.

    • Christy

      April 28, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      This story is supposed to take place after the novel ended, after Dracula was staked and laid to rest. He’s not an American businessman. He’s pretending to be one. After VonHelsing woke Dracula, they traveled to America to create the back story that Dracula needed to get into the circles that they needed him to move in, in England. They use the names of characters from the original novel, but it’s a whole new story. I enjoy it for what it is. A separate story about Dracula in another time frame and a whole new set of characters that use names found in the original work.

    • Mae

      April 30, 2014 at 1:12 am

      He’s posing as an American businessman.

      Conversely, Bram Stoker can’t be fully accredited with the creation of Dracula. Stoker heavily based the titular character on Vlad Tepes; he even took his name – Dracula, which was Vlad Tepes’ given patronym.

    • meg

      December 29, 2014 at 1:22 pm

      Dont ruin it for all of the fans…….:(

  13. Cherome

    May 5, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I love Dracula and waiting for the new season!!
    I’m not always into series but this one is different.
    Me and my family are waiting for season 2.

    • meg

      December 29, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Me to! My family have been waiting for ages! We have watched season 1 constantly since the second one got ‘cancelled’

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  16. EJ

    May 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I cannot understand that reality garbage shows and that horrible show CSI Miami stay on year after year, when a good quality show comes along it gets dropped. Keep dumbing down the viewer with another zombie teen show. This is sad.

  17. Phyllis

    June 6, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Hi, i love dracula and I would love it if you would put season 2 …… Can you please do that…… It would make me happy

    • meg

      December 29, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      It would make all the dracula fans more than happy :)

  18. Sheza

    July 27, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    please please its a humble deep request to the producers and financers of the series Dracula not to cancel the second season of the series. As we fans are anxiously waiting for the second season. pls.

  19. Jayme

    August 15, 2014 at 10:32 am

    I hope they do I feel in love with it

  20. claire

    September 3, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Love this show and we love Jonathan xxx

  21. Deana S.

    September 8, 2014 at 1:16 am

    I really liked the show and was looking forward to the 2nd season.

  22. Char

    September 17, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    I am glad that Dracula is renewed for a second season :-) What channel if NBC is not going to air the second season? Please do let us know.

    • meg

      December 29, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      Sky living :)

  23. Hassie

    September 29, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    I can’t wait to see Season 2. Jonathan is perfect for the role!!!

  24. alex

    October 17, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Rumors in july 2014 suggested that another network would pick up Dracula for at least a second season. On the 15th october 2014 Netflix offically announced they would be picking up the show for at least a second season.

  25. nikki1763

    December 14, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I am also waiting for season 2 it was an amazing show so is it going to continue or not?????

  26. LaToya Dennis

    March 27, 2015 at 1:54 am

    Congrats on your engagement and hopefully you will be back on American television. You’re a talented actor, I love your work

  27. Ryan UK

    April 1, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Not happy with the cancellation. Like most ‘in between series’ I waited patiently until the adverts revealed it was coming back on.
    After reading that fake blog from EmpireNews, I was overjoyed, now just plain angry and resentful.

    Jonny, I hope you can somehow circle back to this character once someone with enough money and sense realises the potential. Until then, don’t do anymore bend it like beckham esc movies!

  28. Yvonne

    April 1, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Just finished watching season 1….and am in total bliss. The themes and everything are done to the finest degree. I can’t say how long it has bee that I have had a crush, but I’d I weren’t happily married I should like to have a love affair with Vladimir. Bring on more of this calibre please!

  29. caroline

    May 6, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    i love this drama series when is the next one out hes an amazing actor and would love to meet this man in real life let alone on tv

  30. Carolyn

    May 28, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Omg ! Can’t wait for dracular season two . Love you ! Have all your movies . Great actor .

  31. Dawn

    June 4, 2015 at 2:47 am

    I loved Dracula and I wish it was back on t.v, Dracula has action and talented actors and a really good love story, Was waiting for season 2 but NBC didn’t give Dracula a chance, They renewed Hannibal and Not Dracula, And Dracula had higher ratings than Hannibal, nobody wants to watch that show. Bring our Dracula back n

  32. Dave

    July 22, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Dracula was the best show on tv that my wife and I enjoyed. There are so many other series whilst very good, are not a touch on Dracula. Surely they bring it back.

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