NBC to Bring the Wolfman to Television

Jason McDonald

Despite the fact that NBC’s “Dracula” is currently underperforming when it comes to viewer ratings, the network is looking to bring another classic Universal monster to their Friday night lineup.

Deadline is reporting that the Universal owned network is looking to adapt “The Wolfman” into a television series.  Helming the project will be Daniel Knauf, who is currently the head writer on “Dracula”.  Not much is known about the project at this time, other than that it will follow the Wolfman mythos and will center around Lawrence Talbot, a man cursed to become a monster when the moon is full.

While it may seem strange that NBC is pursuing a supernatural series while “Dracula” struggles in the Nielsens, keep in mind that they have another show on Friday night that is still running strong: “Grimm”.  Clearly there is a market for the supernatural on the network, it’s just a matter of finding something that’ll appeal to the general masses.  “Dracula” may not be drawing in the crowds, but it has a niche appeal that brings in a smaller demographic.  A “Wolfman” series could potentially tap into that same market or attempt to go in a broader direction.  With Knauf at the helm, anything is possible.The Wolfman


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      1. Justin Lion Weiss December 2, 2013 at 8:45 pm

        Nolan Swafford

      2. Nolan Runnelsbee Swafford December 2, 2013 at 8:46 pm

        Is that Dracula

      3. Justin Lion Weiss December 2, 2013 at 8:46 pm

        Oh thats already on tv Nolan

      4. Nick Jensen December 2, 2013 at 8:51 pm

        And the next horror genre to be overly used and abused is….(drumroll)..

      5. Joe Parks December 2, 2013 at 8:52 pm

        Cool news. Have watched Dracula only once. Couldn’t get into it. Not much in terms of the supernatural element. More of a soap opera. My be why it isn’t performing. It is missing with every demographic. Not supernatural enough for horror fans, yet it still isn’t appealing to soap fans.

      6. Helene Donoghue December 2, 2013 at 9:16 pm

        They couldn’t make the munsters revamp work. The new Dracula is lame. Why not take a crack at making this horrible too.

      7. Jeanette Lucero December 2, 2013 at 11:28 pm

        I watched the pilot for Dracula and, couldn’t get into it. Now the Wolfman focusing on Lawrence Talbot, might work. I’ll give it a try. The 2 best horror series on TV right now are AMC’s The Walking Dead and, HBO’s True Blood. Those will be hard to compete with.

      8. Randy Hartle December 3, 2013 at 12:27 am

        Love the idea of a Wolf-Man series, my favorite for over 40 years….
        But not sure I’d entrust it to the guy who’s wasting all of Dracula’s potential.
        As good as that could have been, I’d keep looking for writers… preferably
        someone who understands how to entertain the people a show like this draws.
        You need content that wraps up in a single episode, combined with larger
        stories that will evolve over several episodes, a general direction for the season
        to take, and through it all, your Larry Talbot needs to remain the centerpiece that
        keeps us coming back for more. Knauf showed right from the pilot that he has big
        plans for Dracula, but also completely missed the mark on instant gratification
        for the fans. The complete picture might be interesting, but it’s too painfully drawn
        out to enjoy. NBC, find another writer please.

        That’s my 2 copper

      9. Chris Reid December 10, 2013 at 10:56 pm

        Hell no!

      10. Ray King December 10, 2013 at 10:59 pm

        if its on NBC, theyll make it crap.

        • Marc Hughes
          Marc Hughes December 11, 2013 at 10:45 pm

          But what do you mean people love that god awful Hannibal show, and that god awful Dracula show they’re both so craptastic

      11. Paul December 10, 2013 at 11:00 pm

        Think this will struggle,was really looking forward to dracula on tv.Oh dear nothing like what we all know as the Dracula classic story,seemed to start then jump forward then back again.
        Dont try to rewrite a classic leave it alone,do a series but just look at the book and other films lon chany jr version.
        And it may work

      12. Dawn Camilyn Dreamajean Cranston December 10, 2013 at 11:02 pm

        Depends if its anything like walking dead ill watch it

      13. James Christopher Kennard December 10, 2013 at 11:03 pm

        If its any thing like that horrible remake , then no wont watch it

      14. Mad Riker December 10, 2013 at 11:04 pm

        if it’s on par with the walking dead maybe

      15. Denise Ray December 10, 2013 at 11:07 pm

        I’ll give it a look just like Dracula then after the first season I’ll decide if I’ll continue watching.

      16. Art Maya December 10, 2013 at 11:08 pm

        Abbott and Costello

      17. Roderick L. Beasley December 10, 2013 at 11:09 pm

        Sure I’ll give it a try

      18. Edward Bryant Russell December 10, 2013 at 11:10 pm

        I most certainly will unless it sucks

      19. Wayne Robbins December 10, 2013 at 11:10 pm

        Yes of course

      20. Joshua Raynor December 10, 2013 at 11:15 pm

        ‘J’ John Maid

      21. Wayne Robbins December 10, 2013 at 11:16 pm

        Look Tom Hoey..another cousin

        • Tom Hoey
          Tom Hoey December 11, 2013 at 3:22 pm

          Yes but to be fair he’s one of the Mayo Mag Guires on my Mom’s side of the family :0)

      22. Selina Granado December 10, 2013 at 11:38 pm

        Hell yeah

      23. Michael Malott December 10, 2013 at 11:40 pm

        what the hell!?

      24. Michael Malott December 10, 2013 at 11:41 pm

        are they going to turn into modern version of the Hulk series from the 70’s?

      25. Wolf Zilla December 10, 2013 at 11:48 pm


      26. Misty Ellison December 10, 2013 at 11:50 pm

        If its better than ‘Dracula’, then yes!

      27. Armando Lopez December 11, 2013 at 12:29 am

        cool like it

      28. Jake VanHuss December 11, 2013 at 12:38 am

        If it can be done right, then NBC will do their best to fuck it up.

      29. Wanda Mercado December 11, 2013 at 1:59 am


      30. Herb Williams December 11, 2013 at 2:05 am

        Hell Yeah I will.

      31. Jessica Hodson December 11, 2013 at 2:18 am

        of course! love the classics

      32. Michael Plumides December 11, 2013 at 3:33 am

        Played by Ron Chaney?

      33. Eduardo Cari December 11, 2013 at 3:42 am

        Inolvidable Lon Chaney

      34. Misty McLaren December 11, 2013 at 4:24 am

        I feel like howling at the moon with excitement, you better believe I’ll be watching!

      35. sexbucket December 11, 2013 at 6:35 am

        Does any one remember the 80’s TV show Werewolf?

      36. Jeff Palmer December 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm

        I can’t watch movies like that on networks like ABC, AMC, CBS, CBC or TCM. They edit all the good parts out of movies & just constantly fill them with bs commercials. I’ll stick to watching it on my Blu-ray. Where I can pause if I need to. LOL

      37. Quinton Jennings December 11, 2013 at 5:52 pm

        Probably not

      38. Aaron Cherikos December 11, 2013 at 7:24 pm

        How are we comparing Wolfman to the Walking Dead? I understand your talking about cinematography n stuff but fuck… apples to oranges people. And no won’t be watching….

      39. Gloria Jean Gomez-Vega December 11, 2013 at 7:57 pm

        I love this classic. Have it on DVD