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

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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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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."