Newswire: New NBC drama re-imagines the Brides of Dracula as flirty single city gals

Inviting either a feminist critique of the trappings of horror literature, or just a lot of really dumb puns (Sucks In The City barges immediately to mind), NBC has given a pilot order to Brides, a new supernatural drama about the un-lives of a trio of modern day “Brides of Dracula.” The series is a new collaboration between Archie Comics’ Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and superhero TV show mastermind Greg Berlanti, who previously worked together on the Archie TV series currently in development at the CW.

The Brides (known in the original text as “the sisters”) date back to Bram Stoker’s original Dracula, where they seduced and fed upon the hapless Jonathan Harker, making the story’s sexual subtext as explicit as 19th century literature was going to allow. Since then, they’ve showed up in most of the major adaptations of Stoker’s novel, usually as titillating window dressing, or …

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