BBC and Netflix have teamed up for a new upcoming “Dracula” series. Today we have an update along with casting news and who will be directing.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web actor Claes Bang will be playing the legendary title character. Variety reports that he joins Jonathan Aris, Jonathan Aris, Sacha Dhawan, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Catherine Schell, Youssef Kerkour and Clive Russell along with already announced cast members John Heffernan, Dolly Wells, Morfydd Clark, Joanna Scanlan, and Lujza Richter.
Variety also states that “Production is now underway, with Jonny Campbell (“Westworld”) directing the opening installment. Damon Thomas(“Killing Eve”) and Paul McGuigan (“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”) will helm Episodes 2 and 3, respectively.”
Written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the series was 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.”
The series, which is expected to premiere in late 2019 or early 2020, will consist of three 90-minute episodes.
“Dracula” was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content and Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama. Gatiss, Moffat and Hartswood Films boss Sue Vertue Exec Produce alongside Ben Irving of BBC and Netflix’s Larry Tanz.