By Lynette Rice
July 24, 2012 at 11:34 PM EDT

Vampires are coming to NBC. The network announced today that it ordered 10 episodes of Dracula, a drama from the producers of PBS’ Downton Abbey that will be set in 1896. Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) will play the man with the fangs.

“In the world of Twilight, we thought we would go back to the original,” Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt told reporters Tuesday. “The book is still really fresh. Hopefully this will be a cool new version of Dracula.”

“This will bring a Tudors sensibility to Dracula,” he added. “It will be faithful to the period but look to the future.”