BBC One has commissioned Dracula from the co-creators of BBC drama Sherlock.
“Genius duo Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss turn their attentions to Dracula for unmissable event television on BBC One.” – Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content
The three-part mini-series, in association with Netflix, 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.
The series will premiere on BBC One in the UK and on Netflix outside of the UK, and China where the service is not available. BBC Studios Distribution, who brokered the deal with Netflix for Hartswood Films, is the international distributor.
Stoker himself wrote the first theatrical adaptation, which was presented at the Lyceum Theatre on the 18th of May 1897 while the first big screen version of Dracula loosely based on Stoker’s story is noted as the 1922 produced, Nosferatu. The German movie was followed by an English language, stateside adaption, in 1931.
“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.” – Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama