Dracula (upcoming TV series)

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Created by
Based onDracula
by Bram Stoker
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)
Running time90 minutes
Production company(s)Hartswood Films
Original network
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Dracula is an upcoming television series developed by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, based on the novel of the same name by Bram Stoker. The series is being developed for broadcast and release on BBC One and Netflix, and will consist of three episodes. Claes Bang is set to star as the title character. This series follows Dracula from his origins in Eastern Europe to his battles with Van Helsing's descendant and beyond.[1]



Development on Dracula began in June 2017, with Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat re-teaming to write the episodes.[3] In October 2018, the series was officially commissioned by the BBC, and will air on BBC One and Netflix.[4] Claes Bang was set to star as the titular Dracula in November.[5] According to creators Dracula in their version is "the hero of his own story" – the central focus of the narrative, main character, rather than a shadowy villain for more traditional heroes to overcome.[6]

In February 2019, John Heffernan, Dolly Wells, Joanna Scanlan, Morfydd Clark and Lujza Richter joined the cast, with Gatiss also set to appear in the series.[7] Moffat revealed filming on the series had begun on 4 March 2019.[8] In April, Jonathan Aris, Sacha Dhawan, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Catherine Schell, Youssef Kerkour and Clive Russell joined the cast with Jonny Campbell, Damon Thomas and Paul McGuigan announced as directors.[9] Filming took place at Orava Castle in Slovakia and at Bray Studios in Berkshire.[10] Filming was completed on 1 August 2019.[11]


Documentary In Search of Dracula with Mark Gatiss exploring the legacy of the famous Count is set to air alongside the series on BBC One.[12]


The first teaser trailer for the series was released on 27 October 2019.[13]


  1. ^ https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/dracula-bbc-netflix-sherlock-claes-bang-bram-stoker-1203385257/
  2. ^ "Sherlock creators cast Denmark's Claes Bang as Dracula". BBC. 28 November 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  3. ^ Clarke, Stewart (20 June 2017). "'Sherlock' Team Reuniting for New 'Dracula' Series (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  4. ^ White, Peter (15 October 2018). "Netflix & BBC One Board Three-Part 'Dracula' Series From 'Sherlock' Creators". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  5. ^ White, Peter (28 November 2018). "'The Girl in the Spider's Web' Star Claes Bang Stakes Claim As Dracula In Hartswood's Netflix & BBC Drama". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  6. ^ Fullerton, Huw (30 April 2019). "Dracula will be "the hero of his own story" in radical reinterpretation by Sherlock creators". Radio Times. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  7. ^ White, Peter (11 February 2019). "'Dracula': 'The Crown's John Heffernan & 'Doll & Em's Dolly Wells Bite Into Spooky BBC & Netflix Drama". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  8. ^ Ling, Thomas (4 March 2019). "Steven Moffat marks first day of filming on Dracula". Radio Times. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  9. ^ Clarke, Stewart (29 April 2019). "BBC, Netflix 'Dracula' Series Sets Directors, Adds Cast (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  10. ^ Goundry, Nick (1 May 2019). "Dracula films Slovakia as Transylvania". The Knowledge. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  11. ^ Harrison, Ellie (2 August 2019). "Mark Gatiss announces 'that's a wrap' on Netflix and BBC co-production Dracula after seven months". The Independent. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  12. ^ Fullerton, Huw (9 August 2019). "Mark Gatiss will "get back to the vampire's roots" for new Dracula documentary". Radio Times. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  13. ^ Phillipson, Daisy (27 October 2019). "The first-look teaser trailer for Sherlock creators' Dracula has arrived". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2 November 2019.

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