BBC One has commissioned Dracula from the co-creators of multi-award-winning hit BBC drama Sherlock. It will be produced by Hartswood Films and is a co-production between BBC One and Netflix.
Inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic novel, The 3-part mini-series is written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the duo behind BBC’s Sherlock. Three feature length episodes (90 minutes long) will re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy. Set in 1897 Transylvania, the blood drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.
Bram Stoker's novel was already reimagined in the 1992 film ''Bram Stoker's Dracula," which stars with Gary Oldman as the titular character, alongside Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves, and Anthony Hopkins. The upcoming Netflix mini-series proves that vampires are still here to stay, and with the team behind Sherlock breathing new life into the classic story, we're sure to get something interesting! “Steven and Mark’s ingenious vision for Dracula is as clever as it is chilling," says Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama. "In their talented hands the fans will experience the power of Bram Stoker’s creation as if completely anew."
The series will premiere on BBC One in the UK and on Netflix outside of the UK/Ireland, and China where the service is not available. Meanwhile, as we await for Dracula to come alive on Netflix, you can already start binge-watching a lot of scary good vampire content on Netflix, like Van Helsing, Castlevania (season two out this month!), and The Vampire Diaries.