NBC Eyes Friday Horror Block -- Network Is Adapting Film That Starred Benicio del Toro and Anthony Hopkins EW
NBC, which appears to be working on a Friday horror block, has a drama in development that’s based on a 2010 film starring Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins and Emily Blunt. EW.com’s Inside TV reports that the new werewolf project is based on the film “The Wolfman."
The project is from “Dracula” executive producer Daniel Knauf, the story reports. While the film was what the article calls “rather forgettable,” the TV series is likely to take its own direction and may become part of a Friday horror block along with NBC’s current drama “Grimm,” the report notes.
“‘Grimm’ has been solid-ish, and the concept helps fill prime-time holes on a notoriously tough night of the week with original scripted programming. Dracula has been a very soft performer, however, and werewolf stories have been an inconsistent performer (compared to, say, vampire and zombie projects),” the piece reports.