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The Wolfman headed for small screen at NBC.


In a change from the now somewhat regular announcements about comic properties being adapted for film or television, news had just emerged that NBC is planning to make a series out of ‘The Wolfman.’

The Wolfman is set to join Dracula as the latest classic horror monster to gain his own TV show with the network . Dan Knauf, the producer and writer of Dracula is set to bring the tortured lycanthrope to the smallscreen.

2010’s The Wolfman, starring Anthony Hopkins, Benicio Del Toro, and Emily Blunt, was a remake of the classic Universal horror from 1941, which starred horror icon Lon Chaney Jr.

The new series will be a ‘supernatural thriller that explores what it means to be a man, and to be human,’ and will, like the films, centre around Lawrence Talbot, a man afflicted with an ancient curse. Whether this will be set in the 19th Century or not remains to be seen. For all its faults, the recent remake did manage to evoke a gothic atmosphere as Talbot ran amok in 19th Century London.

It’s early days, however, and, given the lukewarm response to Dracula, it will be interesting to see whether NBC moves forward with this.


Andy Haigh
Andy Haigh
Andy Haigh started writing to counteract the brain atrophying effects of Retail Hell, now it's an addiction. Andy is an unrepentant sequential art absorbist and comics are one of his passions. Other interests include Film, Music, Science Fiction and Horror novels and quality TV like Game of Thrones. He can talk about these at great length if only someone would listen. He lives a somewhat hermit like life in The Shire, spends too much time on social media and is still waiting to go on an adventure.

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