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Arrow’s Huntress Is Going To Meet NBC’s Dracula This Fall


Don’t expect Jessica De Gouw’s role on The CW’s Arrow to become recurring anytime soon. The actress has been chosen to play Mina Harker in NBC’s upcoming Dracula series starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers

If you’ve been watching Arrow (or perhaps just watched the Huntress episodes) you’d know De Gouw’s role was not quite the Helena Bertinelli we were hoping for. This one is just at the start of her career and Oliver helps train her and even gives her the trademark crossbow she’s known for using in the comics. But if you thought she’d make a return down the road well, that depends on the success of Dracula I suppose. The Hollywood Reporter writes:

The series, which bypassed the traditional pilot stage, takes place in the 1890s and finds Dracula living a double life in London as an American businessman interested in bringing modern science to Victorian society. But his true plan — to exact revenge on those who burdened him centuries ago — is derailed when he falls in love with Mina, who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.

De Gouw will play Mina, the only woman studying to be a doctor at University College in London. She’s described as being forward-thinking, clever and independent — more at home at a bohemian party than sipping tea in drawing room.

Sounds like a good representation of the famous Bram Stoker character. Let’s hope she doesn’t fall too hopelessly for Dracula.

The series is set for a fall 2013 premiere. Will you be watching?

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1349417877 Kim Krzebiot

    I hadn’t heard about this before, but I’m pretty excited. While I don’t watch Vampire Diaries or any of those series, I did read Dracula so I hope the show is just as interesting.

  • Anonymous

    Not sad she’s not going to be recurring for a while – it was like she and Stephen Amell were having a contest to see who could show the most angst through lack of emotion. Arrow needs to tone down the ridiculous levels of broodiness. (Also, more John Barrowman!)

  • http://wrongsirwrong.blogspot.com/ Magic Xylophone

    “Sounds like a good representation of the famous Bram Stoker character.”
    “Dracula… as an American businessman interested in bringing modern science to Victorian society”

    “good representation… Bram Stoker character”
    “American… bringing modern science”

    Are you shitting me, Jill?

  • http://www.thenerdybird.com/ Jill Pantozzi

    Chill. I was referring to Mina’s character, ” the only woman studying to be a doctor at University College in London. She’s described as being forward-thinking, clever and independent “

  • http://wrongsirwrong.blogspot.com/ Magic Xylophone

    Oooohhh, my mistake. Yeah, that part sounds fine.

  • http://twitter.com/Geekphoria1 Amanda B.

    I’ll probably watch the show, but the summary seems like a generic vampire story–as if they just added the character names from Stoker to increase its marketability.

    But there are worse things. My high school once put on a production of Dracula that swapped Mina and Lucy’s names–FOR NO REASON. It still bothers me eight years later.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll give it a shot (but I’ve just about had it with everything “vampire” these days). I wasn’t too crazy about her portrayal of Helena on Arrow. The character changes weren’t so much the problem for me as much her somewhat monotone delivery of every single line, and virtually zero facial expression beyond that of “angry mafia princess”. In other words, I thought her acting was pretty bad…

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Dude that would drive me insane

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.hunt.773981 Jason Hunt

    Where’s Blade when you need him.

  • http://twitter.com/sassysexykitty Kitty

    Actually Jonathan Rhys Meyers is playing Dracula and it is only going to be 10 episodes per season (if it is picked up).I think Jonathan only likes to do 10 episodes per season when he does tv shows to free his schedule to do movies too,at least that is what he did when he was filming The Tudors anyway.Either way it will be good because he will make it good because of his great acting.

  • http://melancholywise.tumblr.com/ Sophie

    Me too. it’s like saying all the female characters are interchangeable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gabriel.nantesdeabreu Gabriel Nantes de Abreu

    Her Huntress sucked anyway…I’m kind of excited fpr Dracula too…