Jonathan Rhys Meyers' series Dracula cancelled

Jonathan Rhys Meyers' series Dracula cancelled

US network NBC has decided not to commission a second series of Dracula, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

It was reported in March that Rhys Meyers had confirmed he was to begin shooting the second series; however, the 10-part series has been cancelled after pulling only average ratings in the US.

The drama achieved better success in the UK with an average audience of 476,000 on Sky Living, but despite a big budget marketing campaign the series failed to become a ratings sensation.

The Dracula series followed the story from the Bram Stokers 1897 classic text and also starred former Ballykissangel actress Victoria Smurfit and Katie McGrath.

In the summer, Rhys Myers is set to begin filming the big screen adaptation of Sebastian Barry's novel The Secret Scripture.

He will play the part of Father Gaunt in the movie and will star alongside Jessica Chastain and Oscar-winner Vanessa Redgrave.

The film, which was adapted by the late screen writer Johnny Ferguson, is due for release in 2015.

“I am very much looking forward to seeing the film,” Barry said of the upcoming film.

“I'd imagine it's a lot less torturous than doing a reading or seeing one of your plays on stage.”