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http://deadline.com/2015/09/brides-...-aguirre-sacasa-greg-berlanti-nbc-1201507368/
Brides of Dracula Drama From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Greg Berlanti Lands At NBC With Pilot Production Commitment
by Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: What if Van Helsing did NOT kill the three brides of Dracula? What if they survived for centuries and are now living in New York City? That is the basic premise of Brides, a hot gothic soap drama from playwright, screenwriter and comic book writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and top TV producer Greg Berlanti, which has landed at NBC with a pilot production commitment. Written by Aguirre-Sacasa, Brides is described as a sexy reimagining of Dracula as a family drama with a trio of strong, diverse female leads, a show about empowered women and the things they do to maintain wealth, prestige, legacy — and their non-traditional family. The project hails from Warner Bros. Television and studio-based Berlanti Prods., with Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti and Berlanti Prods.’ Sarah Schechter executive producing.

Known in popular culture as the Brides of Dracula, the three characters, originally introduced in Bram Stoker’s classic novel, are portrayed as beautiful and powerful female vampire “sisters” who reside with Count Dracula in his castle in Transylvania where they use their charm to seduce and bewitch men before preying on them. They manage to entrance Van Helsing too before he shakes off their spell and kills them. The characters are a staple in the Dracula mythology and have appeared in most Dracula screen adaptations, headlining the 1960 British movie The Brides of Dracula.

Brides expands the relationship between Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics, and Berlanti. The two teamed last season for Riverdale, a live-action drama based on the characters from the Archie comics. The project, originally set up at Fox, recently relocated to the CW where it is in active development.

WME-repped Aguirre-Sacasa previously worked for Marvel Comics, did stints on HBO’s Big Love and Looking and Fox’s Glee, and wrote the feature remakes of Carrie and The Town That Dreaded Sundown as well as the Broadway-bound stage musical adaptation of American Psycho.

WME-repped Berlanti is the most prolific broadcast producer with six series on the air this coming season, freshmen Supergirl on CBS, Blindspot on NBC and Legends Of Tomorrow on the CW, and returning Arrow, The Flash and The Mysteries Of Laura.
Hoping Riverdale is the higher priority, but I could be into this.
 
pass... I couldn't give a s**t about Dracula's empowered brides in the modern world...
 
Lord Bertlanti is the new Ryan Murphy. I think Fuller would make this into a very stylish, appealing looking show.
 
Oh cool, you guys are in cynical dick mode today. Fun. :o
 
I mean, seriously, you've got the writer who has successfully crossed Archie Comics with the zombie apocalypse genre and has turned Sabrina the Teenage Witch into legit horror. I have a hard time believing he can't make something out of this concept.
 
Mark Waid also successfully rebooted the series, but I wouldn't want him doing this either. :o
 
I'll wait to see how it looks before I'd decide to tune in, because the concept is at least interesting, but how they decide to play it could make or break. Like if they went straight corny like later seasons of Charmed, it would likely suck, but if they played it like something recently like Witches of East End, a good balance of drama and comedy, it could be interesting. But there's also a big genre difference between comics and live action. One of his biggest live action works so far was friggin Glee, Sawyer. GLEE! That should at least give people some pause.
 
I would be more interested if this was on hbo or showtime for obvious reasons. Lawd.

Also, one of the brides in the Coppola adaptation was a young Monica Bellucci before the fake ''eyes''.
 
I'll wait to see how it looks before I'd decide to tune in, because the concept is at least interesting, but how they decide to play it could make or break. Like if they went straight corny like later seasons of Charmed, it would likely suck, but if they played it like something recently like Witches of East End, a good balance of drama and comedy, it could be interesting. But there's also a big genre difference between comics and live action. One of his biggest live action works so far was friggin Glee, Sawyer. GLEE! That should at least give people some pause.

Hey hey hey!!!! :argh:

He also wrote for Looking........ which I would be able to gauge for you quality-wise if I was one of the five people on this planet who watched every episode of that show. :o

But, I mean, I liked The Town That Dreaded Sundown. That, plus the fact that any issues I have with what I've seen of the Carrie remake lie somewhat outside the script.
 
For me, it's just way too early to say. It's not a given this'll even make it to series; from the sounds of it, they haven't cast for the pilot. I like vampires, though, so I'm open to the idea.
 
For me, this depends on who they cast in the titular roles.
 
Can't imagine there's much hope for this making it at NBC after Dracula and Constantine both got axed early.
 
Nothing gets a chance to find its footing anymore. TV is too cutthroat.
 
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Gets HBO Max Pilot Order For ‘The Shelley Society’ Gothic Drama, Teams With Berlanti Prods. For ‘The Brides’ Dracula Reimagining – Deadline
Additionally, I hear Aguirre-Sacasa has a spec script, The Brides, a reimagining of the Brides of Dracula, about to hit the premium/streaming marketplace. It marks another collaboration with Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Prods., which produces Riverdale, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Katy Keene.

Created by Aguirre-Sacasa and produced with Berlanti Productions,The Brides is a sexy, contemporary reimagining of the Dracula saga as a family drama with a trio of powerful, diverse female leads. With strong horror elements, The Brides is a vampire soap about empowered, immortal women and the things they do to maintain wealth, prestige, legacy—and their non-traditional family.

This is a new version ofThe Brides, which Aguirre-Sacasa and Berlanti Prods. originally had in development at NBC during the 2015-16 season with a pilot production commitment. Created for the premium marketplace, the new incarnation leans stronger into horror and sexuality as it reimagines the classic vampire characters.
 
I was interested until I saw the name Berlanti...

Berlanti’s numerous shows are a mixed bag. But some are actually pretty good. E.g., Black Lightning and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. And though your mileage may vary, there’s also Titans, Doom Patrol, Riverdale, All American and Katy Keene. I think the end result is more to do with the individual creators/showrunners and not so much the Big Name exec. In this case, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa seems to be the main guy at the helm.
 
Yeah, Berlanti isn’t writing all of the 50,000 shows he has on TV.
 
Berlanti’s numerous shows are a mixed bag. But some are actually pretty good. E.g., Black Lightning and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. And though your mileage may vary, there’s also Titans, Doom Patrol, Riverdale, All American and Katy Keene. I think the end result is more to do with the individual creators/showrunners and not so much the Big Name exec. In this case, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa seems to be the main guy at the helm.

I had no idea he was also responsible for Doom Patrol, I love that show.

I guess for me it's Berlanti in combination with the synopsis that has me worried. It's giving me a "Batwoman vibe." (And not in a good way) But maybe it will turn out great...
 

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