Dracula Series From Sherlock Creators Ordered By BBC & Netflix

Angelo Anderson
Октября 16, 2018

The writing-producing team behind the BBC's seemingly defunct Sherlock is tackling a similarly formatted Dracula series next. And be warned: "the dead travel fast". Executive producers are Gatiss, Moffat and Vertue for Hartswood Films, Ben Irving for BBC and will be handled by Tanz for Netflix. After news of this project first arrived back in mid-2017, the latest news reveals that the coalition of Netflix and the BBC just gave the project the greenlight. 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).

The Dracula miniseries will be a co-production of BBC One and Netflix, set to manifest as three feature-length episodes that will air in the United Kingdom on the former and stream in the U.S. BBC Studios Distribution will handle the worldwide distribution.

The director of content at BBC, Charlotte Moore, called Gatiss and Moffat a "genius duo" and described the forthcoming Dracula limited series as "unmissable event television".

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"There have always been stories about great evil", Gatiss and Moffat said in a joint statement. Netflix will carry the show in most markets outside the U.K. Dracula marks another collaboration between Moffat and Gatiss after they combined efforts on episodes on Hartswood-produced Sherlock. In their talented hands the fans will experience the power of Bram Stoker's creation as if completely anew.

Sherlock creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gattis have agreed a deal with BBC and Netflix to take on a story about another literary icon: Dracula. "There's nothing like fresh blood".

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