Netflix & BBC One Board Three-Part ‘Dracula’ Series From ‘Sherlock’ Creators

Brenda Watkins
October 17, 2018

Bram Stoker's Dracula is coming to the small screen courtesy of Netflix and the BBC. And be warned: the dead travel fast. "What's special about Dracula is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero".

Variety was the first to report that Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat were working on a new take on the Bram Stoker story a year ago, and that Sue Vertue's Hartswood Films was set to produce. "Well, that's a very good question", Gatiss said to Radio Times earlier this year.

Whatever the case, Dracula will be returning to prominence in a new reimagining now in the works as a collaboration between Netflix and BBC One.

"We're not modernizing it or anything, but we are doing a version of Dracula". So, it seems that, tragically, the three seductive brides won't be giving us a naughty tour of the Count's Transylvanian mind palace, either. Here's more from Charlotte Moore, BBC director of content: "Genius duo Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss turn their attentions to Dracula for unmissable event television on BBC One".

Wenger said, "Steven and Mark's ingenious vision for Dracula is as clever as it is chilling".

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"Dracula" marks another collaboration between Moffat and Gatiss after they combined efforts on episodes on Hartswood-produced "Sherlock".

Dracula, first published in 1897, has been adapted dozens of times.

Gatiss and Moffat's Dracula follows after NBCUniversal's British-based production subsidiary Carnival Films developed the 2013 series Dracula, which starred Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the lead role, Jessica De Gouw as Mina Murray, and Thomas Kretschmann as Abraham Van Helsing. Gatiss has previously talked about his love of classic horror films and the 1958 version of "Dracula", starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Moffat and Gatiss had this to say about their upcoming series in a joint statement.

There hasn't been an iconic Dracula on TV, however.

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