The order has been placed for a pilot episode, and now the new television series based on Count Dracula’s vampire brides, to be entitled THE BRIDES, has started putting together its cast. Gina Torres, most recognizable for FIREFLY and SERENITY, was the first name revealed. Now hers has been joined by others. Katherine Reis from HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD (the play based on the J.K. Rowling novels) and UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT will play Lily, Dracula’s youngest Bride. Chris Mason from some show called PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: THE PERFECTIONISTS will play a character named Roland Grant. Torres will portray Cleo, a real estate mogul who is really Dracula’s alpha female Bride. SOPHIA TATUM will be a model who is not one of the Brides but may be a snack for one or more of them. The second of Dracula’s Brides is named Renée Pélagie and has not yet been cast.
Alright, sounds good. But what I really want to know is, who will be Dracula? Will there even be a Dracula in this one? Or is it all about the Brides? What will be their relationship to one another? Sisters? Rivals?
I hope there’s a Dracula. Maybe he could play the heavy. Maybe the Brides all are living under assumed names, hiding in the open, and he’s after them for some reason. Revenge for something or other. Maybe they mutinied. There are so many possibilities.