Sam Mendes and Skyfall writer to make vampire hunter show

Wow, we're floored by this news — a vampire program that might actually have dramatic weight and character development? Serious drama director Sam Mendes and his Skyfallwriter John Logan are making a vampire hunter show. This could be special.

According to Deadline, Logan (who has been nominated for three Oscars in Hugo, Gladiator, and The Aviator) and Mendes are teaming up to make a vampire TV series for premium cable. The show is allegedly being set in the 1800s and will follow a vampire hunter who, yes, will encounter Van Helsing and Dr. Frankenstein. Mendes is attached to produce and possibly direct.