Modern-Day ‘Dracula’ Soap from Greg Berlanti Gets Pilot Production Commitment at NBC

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Brides,” a Dracula-inspired soap from Greg Berlanti and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, has received a pilot production commitment at NBCVariety has confirmed.

The series hypothesizes that the trio of vampire sisters from Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” are living in present-day New York.

The story, by Aguirre-Sacasa, is said to show diverse female characters struggling to hold onto their wealth and family heritage. The project comes via Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions. Exec producrs are Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti and Berlanti Prods.’ Sarah Schechter.

This adaptation, news of which was first reported by Deadline, is another example of projects tied to historical novels. CW is developing a “hyper-stylized, gritty” dystopian look at “Little Women.” Showtime’s Victorian-set psychological thriller “Penny Dreadful” regularly features characters based on literary figures, and season three will include Dr. Henry Jekyll. Fox’s upcoming drama “Lookinglass,” which was previously titled “The Frankenstein Code,” is inspired by the mythology created by the Mary Shelley novel.