I am equal parts excited and terrified for the Dracula mini-series. Steven Moffat has always written disturbing material that sticks in my brain pan for days – Are you my mummy anyone? Moffat has joined another favorite of mine, Mark Gatiss, in creating the vampire mini-series for Netflix. The duo was behind BBC’s hit Sherlock.

The streaming giant released a video today announcing the premiere date for Dracula – January 4, 2020. Straight out of the gate there’s a bug crawling in some dude’s eyeball and I said out loud, “I’m out!” Then I did a lap around my kitchen and came back and watched it until some other dude’s (or perhaps same the same dude) nail came off. I took a few deep breaths and kept going. I fear this is how I will watch the entire Dracula series.

There was also a trailer released today on BBC One that you can see below. (it’s airing on BBC One in the UK) This show has all my favorite things: Moffat and Gatiss, period piece, humor, and nuns! The violence I don’t like so much but at times we have to make sacrifices in life and for me, this is one of those times.

Watch the Gruesome First Trailer for Netflix’s Upcoming DRACULA

Dracula stars Claes Bang as the lead alongside John Heffernan’s. Also starring in the series are Dolly Wells, Morfydd Clark and Joanna Scanlan.

Check out both the announcement and trailer below. Then guard your necks starting January 4th on Netflix.

From the makers of Sherlock, the Count Dracula legend transforms with new tales. Claes Bang stars as Dracula in this brand-new series inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic novel.

Audrey Kearns