Sherlock Team to Bite Into Dracula

The team behind BBC's hit drama Sherlock is bringing Dracula back to life on television.

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Variety reports that Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat will re-team to develop and write the series, which will be produced by Sue Vertue’s Hartswood Films. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the BBC is in talks for the U.K. broadcast rights.

Dracula is expected to follow the Sherlock format, with "a miniseries run of feature-length episodes." It's not yet known whether Dracula will be a period piece, or whether it will be given a modern twist, as Gatiss and Moffat did with Sherlock.


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Debuting in Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula, the iconic vampire has appeared in more than 200 films, but far fewer television series. Most recently the novel was adapted in 2006 for the BBC and in 2013 for NBC.

This drama would be Moffat's first announced project following his upcoming departure as showrunner of Doctor Who. It was announced last year that Moffat will step down following this year's Christmas special, with Chris Chibnall set to take over going into Season 11.

A targeted premiere date for Gatiss and Moffat's Dracula has yet to be announced.

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