Netflix & BBC One Sink Their Teeth Into 5 Hour DRACULA Reimagining

‘Dracula’ Series from ‘Sherlock’ Team to Launch on BBC and Netflix

Netflix & BBC One Board Three-Part ‘Dracula’ Series From ‘Sherlock’ Creators

Outside of the U.K., Netflix will be the platform carrying the series.

Unlike Sherlock's contemporary setting, Dracula's story will kick off more traditionally in Transylvania in 1897, where the blood-craving count is plotting against the denizens of Victorian London.

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". Moffat and Gatiss (who also plays Mycroft Holmes in "Sherlock") shared their own tease: "There have always been stories about great evil". The Transylvanian nobleman, who also happens to be a vampire, is one of the most popular characters in pop culture history, appearing in movies without Christopher Lee (most memorably in 1931's Dracula, 1992's Bram Stoker's Dracula, and the current Hotel Transylvania series), movies with Christopher Lee (see: Hammer Film Productions), and, uh, cereal boxes (Count Chocula). "There's nothing like fresh blood". He's the guy behind the last several seasons of Doctor Who, ever since Matt Smith took over as the Doctor from David Tennant.

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If their work on Sherlock is any indication, this new Dracula series is going to bring this story to life in a way that will excite new fans of the story and those who have loved the Stoker novel for years.

Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss along are working on a new TV adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, which will air on the BBC in the United Kingdom and Netflix in the U.S. However, other attempts, such as the ill-fated Dracula 2000 with Gerard Butler, and Mel Brooks' Dracula: Dead and Loving It, are better left on the ash heap of cinematic history.

The series is a co-production of the BBC and Netflix, so hopefully, non-U.K. viewers won't have to wait too terribly long to check out the new series. BBC Studios Distribution will handle the worldwide distribution.

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