Smurfit cast in NBC's Dracula

Updated: 04 February 2013 14:10

Victoria Smurfit has been cast in NBC's new drama Dracula.

Victoria Smurfit has been cast in NBC's new drama Dracula.

The show, which is based on Bram Stoker's famous Dracula tale, features Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the title role.

The series takes place in London in the 1890s, where Dracula poses as American businessman Alan Grayson, while secretly seeking revenge on those who wronged him.

Dracula is prevented from following through with his plans when he falls in love with Mina Murray (Jessica De Gouw), who looks similar to his deceased wife.

Merlin star Katie McGrath was recently cast as Lucy Westenra.

Smurfit will take on the role of "lithe and beautiful Lady Jayne", who is attracted to Grayson and pursues him, Deadline reports.

Dracula is planned for an autumn 2013 debut.