According to NBC entertainment president Bob Greenblatt, "The book is still really fresh. Hopefully this will be a cool new version of Dracula.”
Obviously, Greenblatt has never read Dracula. In Stoker's novel, Dracula does not pose as an American, is in fact the very antithesis of modern science (in the book he was once an occultist and alchemist), and has no reincarnated wife. As I discuss in my book Knowing Fear, Stoker's Dracula was a deep meditation on the nature of science, and I fear that this new version will reverse the message of the original and cast science as a villain against the apparently efficacious use of magic and reincarnated spirit powers to defeat the vampire.
Oh, and the wife thing? That's a shameless ripoff of Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 movie Bram Stoker's Dracula, which introduced the whole "reincarnated love interest" angle.