Dracula Series From Sherlock Creators Ordered By BBC & Netflix


In news sure to please fans of Sherlock, Netflix is teaming with the BBC to produce a new series, simply titled Dracula.

Sherlock creators Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss, have been developing the project with producer Sue Vertue for the past year. The show is expected to take the format of three 90-minute episodes, similar to the way Sherlock is structured.

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"There have always been stories about great evil," Gatiss and Moffat said in a joint statement. "What’s special about Dracula is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero."

The new series will be set in Victorian London at the end of the 19th century, with an as-yet-unknown actor portraying the Transylvanian vampire.

Of course, this isn't the first time the classic vampire tale has been adapted for television. A 2013 series of the same name, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the title role, aired for one season on NBC. With the success of countless film adaptations and book series based on Count Dracula and various incarnations of his vampire kin, it's safe to say there will be an audience ready and waiting for the Moffat-led project.

Dracula will be executive produced by Gatiss, Moffat, Sue Vertue and Ben Irving. The series will be distributed by BBC One and Netflix within the United Kingdom, and by BBC Studios Distributors for Hartswood Films in other parts of the world.

(via Variety)



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