Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa the developer and executive producer on both Riverdale and the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is back again with a new supernatural drama. The Brides is a reimagining of the classic Dracula film. It focuses on his three wives as they fight to maintain their non-traditional family in a present day setting. The show will feature strong horror elements tied into a soap type feel and will be directed by Maggie Kiley. Deadline reported the series has started to round out their casting and announced both Gina Torres and Katherine Reis will be taking on roles as Dracula’s brides. 

Gina Torres will be portraying Cleo Phillips, a queen in her previous life and now a connoisseur of New York City real estate. She is the head bride among the trio and is trying to hold the non-traditional family together when a mysterious man challenges her professionally. This man is Roland Grant, portrayed by Chris Mason. He has his own personal ties to Dracula and has high stakes in the destruction of the bride’s trio.

Katherine Reis will be portraying Dracula’s youngest bride, Lily Stevens. She is a struggling singer in New York City. In her previous life she braved the streets tormented by Jack the Ripper himself. It appears that Lily might have even been a victim before being saved by Dracula. In present day, Lily has a relationship with a news reporter that is causing a strain on the family and with her fellow brides.

The casting for the final sister has yet to be announced, however we do know a bit about her. Her name is Renée Pélagie and she is a top New York City modeling agent and owns her own studio. When a young struggling aspiring model appears, portrayed by Sophia Tatum, she takes the girl under her wing without knowing she has previous ties to Dracula herself.

The summary for the show is: A vampire soap about empowered, immortal women and the things they do to maintain wealth, prestige, legacy-and their non-traditional family. 

No official release date for The Brides has been announced. Check back with us for more casting news!

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