Last year, there was a report that Sherlock duo Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss were hard at work tackling another beloved novel character for the small screen: Dracula. Now, Variety is reporting that the two have gained some traction on the project. Specifically, it has officially been ordered by BBC.
The UK network ordered three 90-minute episodes of Dracula, and if you’re living outside of the UK, fret not, because Netflix will be streaming to most markets outside the island.
“There have always been stories about great evil, Moffat and Gatiss said in an official statement. What’s special about Dracula is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.”
“Genius duo Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss turn their attentions to Dracula for unmissable event television on BBC One,” Charlotte Moore, BBC director of content added.
Finally, Netflix’s VP of content acquisition Larry Tanz had the following to say: “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.”
Fans of Sherlock and Moffat’s run of Doctor Who will undoubtedly be happy to hear about these two working together yet again. Fingers crossed that they can somehow capture that magic yet again in a completely fresh take on the iconic vampire. Perhaps it’s a take like that that we really need more than a typical Hollywood film.
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