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)