BBC/Netflix Commissions ‘Dracula’ Series From ‘Sherlock’s Steven Moffat & Mark Gatiss
BBC One has teamed up with Netflix to bring us a brand new take on ‘Dracula‘ from the co-creators of multi-award-winning hit ‘Sherlock’ it has been announced.
The 3x90min mini-series is written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss and inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic novel. Three feature-length episodes will re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy. In Transylvania in 1897, the blood-drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.
“Steven and Mark’s ingenious vision for Dracula is as clever as it is chilling,” comments 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. We are thrilled to be collaborating with them and the brilliant team at Hartswood on yet another iconic British series.”
Dracula was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content and Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama. It is written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss; executive producers are Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue for Hartswood Films, Ben Irving for BBC and will be handled by Larry Tanz for Netflix.
“There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula, is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero,” add Moffat and Gatiss.
The series will premiere on BBC One in the UK and on Netflix outside of the UK. BBC Studios Distribution, who brokered the deal with Netflix for Hartswood Films, is the international distributor.
No news yet on when ‘Dracula‘ will premiere on BBC One or Netflix, but we’ll let you know when we here more.