Netflix and BBC’s Dracula Mini-Series Gets Casting Updates, Additional Details
Here’s the latest on the upcoming 3-episode vampire drama from Netflix and The BBC.
By Chris Morse
It’s been a while since we last checked in on the in-development Dracula mini-series from Netflix and The BBC, but we have since learned of a few new details as well as casting information that is certainly worth catching up on. The upcoming mini-series is written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and will consist of three 90-minute episodes with filming set to begin this spring.
From Deadline, the most recent casting additions include John Heffernan (Eye in the Sky, The Crown) and Dolly Wells (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Doll & Em), both of whom are expected to appear in all three episodes of the mini-series. They are joining series lead Claes Bang (The Girl in the Spider's Web, The Square), who will be playing the titular role of Dracula in the new drama.
Additional casting announcements include Joanna Scanlan (No Offence), Morfydd Clark (His Dark Materials, Patrick Melrose), and Lujza Richter (Phantom Thread). Co-writer Mark Gatiss will make an appearance on screen as well. You can read the synopsis for the mini-series below.
Written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the series is 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.
We aren’t yet sure when Dracula will make its premiere, but production is scheduled to kick off in just a couple of months, so we’ll be sure to keep you posted with any news and updates on the mini-series right here on Dead Entertainment.
Weekly Horror News Round-Up November 7: The Walking Dead, Friday the 13th: The Game, Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Plus, Hulu pulls the plug on Castle Rock, the Resident Evil film reboot adds to its cast, Demon's Souls get a fancy character creator, and more.
Weekly Horror News Round-Up October 31: Halloween Kills, Hellraiser, Creepshow
Plus, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina gets a final season premiere date, the first images from Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness are released, and more.
Weekly Horror News Round-Up October 24: Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Creepshow, Candyman
Plus, Tim Burton sets his sights on The Addams Family, Kane Hodder investigates the paranormal, Ghostbusters moves to summer, and more.
Weekly Horror News Round-Up October 17: Friday the 13th, The Walking Dead, Day of the Dead
Plus, I Know What You Did Last Summer gets the green light, You adds to its Season 3 cast, and more.