Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel Dracula is once again springing to life, this time as a mini-series. Sherlock‘s co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss are behind this incarnation of the iconic vampire tale, with BBC One and Netflix teaming up for the project.
Hartswood Films is producing the new mini-series with Moffat and Gatiss writing and executive producing. Sue Vertue of Hartswood Films and BBC’s Ben Irving are also executiving producing, and Larry Tanz is representing Netflix.
“Steven and Mark’s ingenious vision for Dracula is as clever as it is chilling,” said 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 will be a three part series, with each episode clocking in at 90 minutes. Per BBC and Netflix, “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.”
Viewers in the UK will be able to watch Dracula on BBC One, with Netflix streaming the series outside of Ireland/UK.
Commenting on the mini-series, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss stated, “There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.”
Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content, added, “Genius duo Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss turn their attentions to Dracula for unmissable event television on BBC One.”
“We can’t wait to bring Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ brilliant storytelling to our members around the world and we are eager to collaborate on yet another series with the BBC,” said Larry Tanz, Vice President, Content Acquisition, Netflix.