Dracula Three-Part Series Heading to BBC One Early Next Year

The bloodthirsty new series was developed in conjunction with Netflix.

By Chris Morse

From the creators of Sherlock comes Netflix and the BBC’s Dracula, which is now set to arrive over on BBC One (and BBC iPlayer) on New Year’s Day. The three-part series will eventually receive an international release via Netflix, but there’s no word yet on when exactly that will happen.

Still, it’s a good sign to finally receive news on when this event is set to kick off and help bring the titular vampire back to prominence. The premiere is now set for January 1st and will run for three consecutive nights through January 3rd. See below for the official announcement.


Written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, with episodes directed by Jonny Campbell, Damon Thomas, and Paul McGuigan, 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) plays the titular role of Dracula.

The series additionally stars 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).

The cast also includes 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.

Dracula will premiere overseas on BBC One over three consecutive nights starting January 1st, 2020. There’s no word yet on when it will come to Netflix here stateside, but we’ll be sure to follow along and let you know whenever we do. Stay tuned!

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo