Dracula Collection from Sherlock Crew Heads to Netflix
Netflix and the BBC are collaborating for a brand new miniseries from Sherlock‘s Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, this time specializing in Dracula, and taking its inspiration from Bram Stoker’s traditional novel. The three-episode story (the place every episode might be feature-length) will “reintroduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who ‘made evil attractive.’”
There have definitely been loads of Dracula tales and variations over time, each in movie and on tv, in addition to numerous iterations which have referenced or put a brand new spin on Stoker’s traditional. Do we want one other one? And as a lot as we will thank Sherlock for making Benedict Cumberbatch a family identify, the present — which started as such a enjoyable and distinctive romp — quickly grew to become mired in darkness, shedding what had first made it so good.
Which is why it’s a bit of worrying to see Moffat and Gatiss tackling a narrative that begins out from a spot of such darkness; hopefully they’ll keep in mind to let a bit of mild and humor in (particularly with such lengthy episodes). The 2 stated in a press launch that, “There have at all times been tales about nice evil. What’s particular about Dracula is that Bram Stoker gave evil its personal hero.” The brand new story will start in 1897 Transylvania, because the Depend is fashioning his plans towards Victorian London.
Piers Wenger, controller of BBC Drama, stated: “Steven and Mark’s ingenious imaginative and prescient for Dracula is as intelligent as it’s chilling. Of their proficient fingers the followers will expertise the ability of Bram Stoker’s creation as if utterly anew. We’re thrilled to be collaborating with them and the sensible staff at Hartswood on one more iconic British collection.”
Sue Vertue, exec producer at Hartswood Movies who has labored with the pair on Sherlock, added: “We’re completely thrilled to be again on the BBC, and likewise delighted that Netflix are approaching board with Dracula. There’s nothing like contemporary blood.”
Added Larry Tanz, vp content material acquisition at Netflix, additionally added: “We will’t wait to carry Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ sensible storytelling to our members all over the world and we’re desperate to collaborate on one more collection with the BBC.”