Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are teaming up on a show… again. Rejoice! The pair, who have teamed up before on Doctor Who and Sherlock are bringing a Dracula series to BBC One. Netflix will air the show outside of the U.K. Variety reported on Monday.
The Gatiss/Moffat Dracula project will be a new take on the Bram Stoker horror classic. The BBC has ordered the series in three 90-minute installments so far. We assume that’s the first season, akin to how Sherlock was doled out. The show will take place in 1897 when the vampire of all vampires sets his blood-sucking sights on Victorian London.
Gatiss and Moffat said of the series, “There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.” To look at Dracula as a hero is a twist indeed. And, everyone involved seems excited to be a part of the show. BBC director of content, Charlotte Moore called it, “unmissable event television”. And, we don’t plan to miss it.
There have been no dates announced for Dracula. We’ll keep you updated!