Here’s something for you to pierce your fangs into: the vampire 'who made evil sexy' is making his way to your screen, as BBC and Netflix have joined hands in order to bring Bram Stoker’s 'Dracula' to your screen of choice.
Three ninety-minute episodes are being created and written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and if those names sound familiar it’s because they’re the ones who gave us the award-winning BBC Sherlock series.
The premise of the show has been succinctly put forth by Netflix:
In Transylvania in 1897, the blood drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.
For those in the UK, the show will be broadcasted on BBC 1, while those outside will get to enjoy Dracula’s adventures on Netflix.
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.”
There have been numerous adaptations of the novel with a cult following, the 1992 adaptation starring Gary Oldman as the title character was even nominated for four Academy Awards, out of which it won three. In 1977, BBC 2 put forth their own adaptation which till date is considered to be one of the most successful.
Here’s hoping BBC can outdo themselves.