First details revealed of Moffat and Gatiss's new Dracula TV series
After working together successfully on Sherlock for four series and a Christmas special, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss's next TV project for the BBC is an adaptation of Dracula. While the project was announced some time ago, the first details have only been revealed now.
Like Sherlock, Dracula will be written as three 90-minute episodes (though this may be a three-part story rather than three individual tales). It will be co-produced with Netflix, who will stream the show outside the UK. Here's the official blurb from the BBC.
Dracula, inspired by the classic novel, 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."
Unlike Sherlock, this will not be a modern adaptation but a period piece closer to Bram Stoker's original novel.
Here's what Moffat and Gatiss had to briefly say about Dracula in a short statement...
"There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula, is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.”
Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama also added a statement:
“Steven and Mark’s ingenious vision for Dracula is as clever as it is chilling. 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.”
There is no news on casting, directors or air-date, but 2019 is likely...