If any entity’s enjoyed its share of exposure in the horror genre over the past century, it’s most certainly that of Dracula. Whether it be an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel itself or something that takes the character to a completely different place (Dracula 2000, anyone?), the worlds of cinema and television aren’t without this fellow for too long.
By now, you may have heard of how a new TV series is currently in the works for BBC and Netflix – and it comes to us from Sherlock creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, no less. Set to leave little room for filler due to its three-episode, 90-minute format, the show features Claes Bang in the titular role.
Obviously, the creative minds behind this thing need a supporting cast to orbit Bang, and they’re wasting no time filling it out. According to Deadline, John Heffernan (The Crown) and Dolly Wells (Doll & Em) have been enlisted, which is sure to excite eager fans. This adds them to the club already consisting of Joanna Scanlan, Morfydd Clark, Lujza Richter and the aforementioned Mark Gatiss, who’ll actually appear in front of the camera.
Here’s what Gatiss himself had to offer regarding the project:
“I’m running out of childhood dreams to come true. And what a delight to join this fantastic cast. The children of the night.”
If you desire more information, know that the outlet describes this endeavor as being “inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic novel and 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.”
As of right now, no premiere date for Dracula has been given, but we’ll keep you posted.