Here's Your First Look at the Titular Vampire in Netflix and BBC’s Dracula
Claes Bang's upcoming take on Dracula emerges from the shadows.
By Chris Morse
The first image from Netflix and The BBC's upcoming Dracula series has arrived and it features none other than star Claes Bang's portrayal of the titular vampire. The upcoming miniseries is written and developed by Sherlock creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and will consist of three 90-minute episodes. Have a look at the first image of Dracula below.
New casting details were also revealed with the image release. Joining the limited series is Lyndsey Marshal (The League of Gentlemen), Chanel Cresswell (The Bay), Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game), Lydia West (Years & Years), Paul Brennen (Wild Bill), Sarah Niles (Catastrophe), Sofia Oxenham (Poldark), John McCrea (God’s Own Country), Phil Dunster (Humans), and Millicent Wong.
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. Claes Bang (The Girl in the Spider's Web, The Square) will play the titular role of Dracula.
Previously-announced cast members include John Heffernan (The Crown), Joanna Scanlan (Hold the Sunset), Dolly Wells (Can You Ever Forgive Me), Lujza Richter (Phantom Thread), Sacha Dhawan (The Boy with the Top Knot), Jonathan Aris (Sherlock), Morfydd Clark (Patrick Melrose), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits), Catherine Schell (Doctor Who), Youssef Kerkour (Home), and Clive Russell (Game of Thrones).
We aren’t yet sure when Dracula will make its premiere, but production is underway, so we’ll be sure to keep you posted with any news and updates on the miniseries right here on Dead Entertainment.