Following his role in Fede Alverez’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Danish actor Claes Bang is sinking his teeth into a new role, as Count Dracula in the upcoming three-part series from the BBC and Netflix, set in “Transylvania in 1897, the blood drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London.”
Set to start filming next year, the series features 90-minutes episodes created and written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the team behind BBC’s hit series “Sherlock”.
I am thrilled to be taking on the role of Dracula, especially when the script is in the hands of the incredible talents of Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and the team responsible for Sherlock,” Bang said. “I’m so excited that I get to dig in to this iconic and super-interesting character. Yes he’s evil, but there’s also so much more to him, he’s charismatic, intelligent, witty and sexy. I realise that there’s a lot to live up to with all the amazing people that have played him over the years, but I feel so privileged, to be taking on this incredible character.”
More casting news and details of the series should be announced soon. We’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, be sure to check out Bang in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, now out in theaters and arriving on Blu-ray and DVD on February 5, 2019.