Netflix and BBC Teaming Up for 'Dracula' TV Series From 'Sherlock' Creators

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

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

Former Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has his next project lined up-reteaming with Sherlock co-creator (and Mycroft Holmes performer) Mark Gatiss, the duo will be developing their own take on Dracula to air on BBC in the United Kingdom and Netflix everywhere else in a co-production between the two companies.

Larry Tanz, VP, content acquisition, Netflix said: "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".

Anyway, Dracula will look more like Sherlock than Doctor Who, with the BBC having ordered three 90-minute installments.

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. And be warned: the dead travel fast. But we do know that the show will be broadcast on both BBC One, and Netflix.

"There have always been stories about great evil".

"But obviously, the point of Dracula was that he's the first kind of Byronic vampire". Still, we haven't seen a substantive reimagining of the Count since Frances Ford Coppola helmed Bram Stoker's Dracula in 1992.

"Dracula" marks another collaboration between Moffat and Gatiss after they combined efforts on episodes on Hartswood-produced "Sherlock".

Dracula, of course, has inspired dozens of films and television shows, including NBC's short-lived adaptation in 2013-14, which starred Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

News of Moffat and Gatiss' plans to develop the series emerged as early as last summer. Either way, Benedict Cumberbatch should probably play him.

Sue Vertue, Executive Producer, Hartswood Films said, "We are absolutely thrilled to be back at the BBC, and also delighted that Netflix are coming on board with Dracula".

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