As if Castlevania wasn’t enough, Count Dracula is coming to BBC One and Netflix in a series inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic novel. Sherlock creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss will head the project, along with writing three 90-minute long episodes in the miniseries.
The show will take place in Transylvania, circa 1897, where the narrative will unfold similarly to the novel and original film, with Dracula ending up in Victorian London to wreak havoc. No actors or directors have been tied to Count Dracula production as of yet, though many hope to see some familiar faces from Sherlock.
Set to reintroduce the titular vampire, the series also wants to pay homage to “the vampire who made evil sexy.” It’s safe to assume that the Count won’t bear any resemblance to his iteration in the 1922 classic Nosferatu.
Though the project has been in development for a while, with news only reaching the public in 2017, it’s not been for lack of enthusiasm. Gatiss and Moffat were quoted as saying, “There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula, is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.”
Count Dracula will terrify audiences in the UK courtesy of BBC, while audiences elsewhere will be able to experience it on Netflix.