Sherlock’s Gatiss & Moffat To Bring ‘Dracula’ To The BBC
If you were wondering what Doctor Who’s Steven Moffat might… sink his teeth into… after he departs the series this year, he’s reteaming with his ‘Sherlock’ pal Mark Gatiss to bring ‘Dracula‘ to the BBC!
The duo is set to make a series of 90-minute films based on Bram Stoker’s famous bloodsucking vampire, but there are no real details as yet. There are no scripts or casting so far, but it’s a really exciting prospect. Gatiss has long been a fan of the horror genre, and Moffat has produced some of the creepiest villains on Doctor Who in recent years, so this is perfect ground for the writer/producers.
As I’m sure most of you are familiar, Bram Stoker’s Dracula was published in 1897 and tells the story of a Transylvanian Count who travels to Whitby in search of new victims to sate his bloodlust. Whether Gatiss & Moffat will stick to the traditional time period, or update things, as they did with Sherlock, remains to be seen.
Many actors have played Dracula over the year from Sir Christopher Lee, Gary Oldman, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Luke Evans, and of course, Bela Lugosi. You can be pretty sure there’s going to be a lot of interest in who ends up wearing the fangs in this version.
That’s all the information we have so far, but we will update you as and when we hear more!
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