BBC & Netflix Team-Up For New ‘Dracula’ Series

Get ready to see the classic tale by Bram Stoker in live-action again, and this one will be aired on Netflix and BBC both.

This comes via Variety, stating that UK’s BBC has ordered three 90-minute episodes of a Dracula TV series from Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the duo behind Sherlock. The series will be aired on Netflix outside the United Kingdom. The series will be produced by Sue Vertue’s Hartswood Films.

However, Dracula will not take place in modern day. It will take us back to 1897 and show Dracula’s move from Transylvania to Victorian London.

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“There have always been stories about great evil,” Moffat and Gatiss said. “What’s special about Dracula is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.”

Vertue added, “There’s nothing like fresh blood.”

Charlotte Moore, BBC’s director of Content also backed the two creators up saying, “Genius duo Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss turn their attention to Dracula for unmissable event television on BBC One.”

Apart from his work on Sherlock, Moffat also worked as an executive producer on Doctor Who for many seasons. Gatiss has also appeared on Sherlock as Mycroft, Benedict Cumberbatch’s brother on the show.

There is no official as to when the series will air in U.K., With PBS holding the rights to the United States. However, Dracula will release as a Netflix original in the US.

Written by Neal Johnson

An avid movie fan and pop culture enthusiast.