Netflix's Dracula has found its lead vampire, as well as a slew of other cast members.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scandinavian actor Claes Bang (The Square) will play the title character on the series, which is a collaboration between BBC and Netflix. Lyndsey Marshal (The League of Gentlemen), Chanel Cresswell (This Is England), Matthew Beard (An Education), Lydia West (Years & Years), Paul Brennen (Happy Valley), Sarah Niles (Catastrophe), Sofia Oxenham (Poldark), John McCrea (God’s Own Country), Phil Dunster (Humans) and Millicent Wong have also joined the cast.
Aside from Bang, no details about the cast's roles have been revealed. They will join John Heffernan, Joanna Scanlan, Dolly Wells, Sacha Dhawan, Jonathan Aris, Morfydd Clark and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, who were previously announced for the series.
In addition to the cast announcement, Netflix released two first-look photos of Bang's Dracula. In one image, the vampire strokes his lips with his talon-like fingernails, his eyes dilated and rimmed with red. In the other, he appears much more human, though his fingernails give away his otherworldly nature. Both photos are below.
The show is expected to take the format of three 90-minute episodes, similar to the way Sherlock is structured. Jonny Campbell (Westworld), Damon Thomas (Killing Eve) and Paul McGuigan (Sherlock) will each direct a part. The series will begin in 1897 in Transylvania, where Dracula lays plans to travel to Victorian England.
Dracula will be executive produced by Mark Gatiss, Steven 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.