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Fangs out as BBC One and Netflix team up for new Dracula adaptation

BBC One has commissioned Dracula from the co-creators of multi-award-winning hit BBC drama Sherlock.

Written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss and inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic novel, three feature-length episodes will re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy.

Set in Transylvania in 1897, the blood-drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast… *evil laugh*

Co-creators, writers and executive producers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss said, “There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula, is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.”

Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, says: “Steven and Mark’s ingenious vision for Dracula is as clever as it is chilling. In their talented hands, the fans will experience the power of Bram Stoker’s creation as if completely anew. We are thrilled to be collaborating with them and the brilliant team at Hartswood on yet another iconic British series.”

Larry Tanz, Vice President, Content Acquisition, Netflix, says: “We can’t wait to bring Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ brilliant storytelling to our members around the world and we are eager to collaborate on yet another series with the BBC.”

The series is expected to premiere next year on BBC One in the UK and on Netflix outside of the UK.

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