Sherlock Creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss Are Sinking Their Teeth Into Dracula
The BBC has revealed that it is once again teaming up with Sherlock showrunners Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat to make three 90-minute-long installments based on Bram Stoker's classic horror novel Dracula. While the show will air on BBC One, it will stream on Netflix for international markets.
Gatiss and Moffat, who have worked together on both Sherlock and Doctor Who, have been discussing making a Dracula series for some time now as both are huge fans of the 1958 Dracula film starring the late, greats Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Set in the 1890s, the story will reportedly surround the titular vampire king as he moves from his home in Transylvania to Victorian London.
"There have always been stories about great evil," Gatiss stated. "What’s special about Dracula is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero." Co-produced by BBC One and Netflix, the show will be run by Gatiss, Moffat, and Sue Vertue and Ben Irving will be executive producers and showrunners for the production.
Though no release date for Dracula has been given yet, the production marks the third time that Netflix and the BBC have directly collaborated—the previous two being Troy: Fall of a City and Duty/Shame.
Larry Tanz, Netflix's vice president of content acquisition, considers the ongoing partnership a huge win for the company, saying, "We can’t wait to bring Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’s brilliant storytelling to our members around the world and we are eager to collaborate on yet another series with the BBC."