Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and “The Flash” and “Supergirl” executive producer Greg Berlanti have received a pilot order from NBC for “Brides,” a family drama that imagines what would have happened if Van Helsing hadn’t killed the brides of Dracula.
Deadline reports that has received a pilot production commitment. Written by Aguirre-Sacasa, the show will take place in New York City centuries after Dracula’s fall as the three brides try to maintain their wealth, prestige, legacy and their non-traditional family. Described as “a hot Gothic soap drama,” it will follow the three strong, diverse female leads long after they escaped Van Helsing’s wrath.
The brides of Dracula originate in Bram Stroker’s 1897 horror novel “Dracula,” though they were ultimately slayed by Abraham Van Helsing. In the novel, they are vampires like Dracula and have the ability to entrance their victims, who are usually men.
Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti and Sarah Schechter will executive produce the project, which hails from Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Prods. This marks the latest team-up between Berlanti and Aguirre-Sacasa, with the former also producing The CW’s “Riverdale,” a live-action series based on Archie Comics characters. Aguirre-Sacasa wrote the “Riverdale” pilot.
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