Another Universal Monster-based Series heads to NBC
As DRACULA currently resides on NBC’s Friday nights, another of his classic monster brethren is being groomed to join him. Daniel Knauf, who produces and is the head writer for the Jonathan Rhys Meyers-starring Drac series is developing a show based around THE WOLFMAN.
I spell it as such because, according to Deadline, the upcoming series will take its cue from the not-so-bad 2010 WOLFMAN redo starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins and Emily Blunt. Its synopsis however, is without any defining characteristics that would link it to such. Instead, it sounds like the general outline of both THE WOLFMAN 2010 and the original, classic THE WOLF MAN (1941); the site writes, “It centers on Lawrence Talbot, who is afflicted by an ancient curse…” Considering the alterations I hear DRACULA is having fun with and the general longer form storytelling and diversions that televisions allows, it seems hard to expect any direct correlation other than the Talbot name and traditional story. The most significant connection seems to be the carrying over of producer Scott Stuber.
Knauf is also developing a telenovela which follows six supernatural governesses in affluent Los Angeles neighborhood, Hancock Park. That show is currently untitled, while THE WOLFMAN was not announced with a projected date/season.