Netflix and BBC One have announced that they will be teaming up to co-produce the upcoming Dracula mini-series by Sherlock co-creators, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.
The Dracula mini-series is inspired by the novel by Bram Stroker and consist of three 90 minute episodes that are written and produced by Moffat and Gatiss.
Netflix says the series will “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. And be warned: the dead travel fast.”
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.”
The series will premiere on BBC One in the UK and on Netflix outside of the UK & Ireland and China. BBC Studios Distribution will be the international distributor for the series with Netflix and Hartswood Films producing.
Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama said, “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.”
The series executive producers include Moffat, Gatiss, Sue Virtue (for Hartswood Films), Ben Irving for BBC and Larry Tanz for Netflix.
No release date has been announced.