Dracula miniseries ordered by Netflix, BBC One from Sherlock creators Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat

Press Trust of India

October 16, 2018 18:57:13 IST

Netflix and BBC One are teaming up for a new miniseries based on the classic vampire story, Dracula.

The new series will be developed by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, the team behind BBC's popular series Sherlock.

Steven Moffat (L) and Mark Gatiss. Image via Twitter

Steven Moffat (L) and Mark Gatiss. Image via Twitter

The new adaptation of the Bram Stoker's classic novel will consist of three episodes of ninety minutes each, the streaming giant said in a press release.

The series 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, an official synopsis read.

It will premiere on BBC One in the UK and on Netflix outside of the UK/Ireland, and China where the service is not available.

"There have always been stories about great evil. What's special about Dracula, is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero," Gatiss and Moffat said.

The duo will also serve as executive producers on the project alongside Sue Vertue for Hartswood Films and Ben Irving for BBC.

It will be produced by Hartswood Films and is a co-production between BBC One and Netflix.

Updated Date: Oct 16, 2018 19:01 PM