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Goran Visnjic to play Dracula in ABC drama series 

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11 March 2020 – Croatian actor Goran Visnjic (47) has landed a brand new role and will play Count Dracula in ABC series The Brides. 

Visnjic will star alongside Gina Torres, Katherine Reis, Chris Mason and Sophia Tatum in the drama pilot from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros Television.

“Višnjić’s Count Dracula is the powerful, ageless, and iconic King of Night who “turned” each of his three brides, Dracula is left for dead at his destroyed castle in the Carpathian mountains while his three wives — Cleo, Renée, and Lily — flee to start a new life together,” Deadline writes.

The Brides is being described as a new take on the Brides of Dracula which is based on the iconic characters the famous 1897 novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. 

The role in The Brides is a return for the Croatian actor to Warner Bros. TV, which cast him in his most famous role as Dr. Luka Kovac on the NBC medical drama series ER. For ER, Visnjic and his cast were nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Late last year it was also announced that Visnjic will join a star-studded line-up for the 12th series of legendary British show Doctor Who which is set to premiere in early 2020.  

He joins stars like Lenny Henry and Stephen Fry for the cast of Doctor Who. Speaking ahead of his debut Doctor Who appearance, Goran commented: “I’ve always been a huge fan of Doctor Who, so when the offer to play one of my favourite people in history came, it made me so happy to be part of the show and it turned into this awesome, dream job.”

In August last year, Visnjic revealed after 20 years living in the United States, he was to move back to Europe. Visnjic told Gloria magazine then that he was moving to England to be closer to family in Croatia. 

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