Last year it was announced Mark Gattis and Steven Moffat, the duo behind the reimagined Sherlock series, were beginning development of a new series based on Bram Stoker’s classic horror tale, Dracula. The series has now found a home as it will air on the BBC and Netflix for those outside the United Kingdom.
Set in 1897, the series will revolve around the blood-drinking count from Transylvania who sets his sights on Victorian London. Much like Sherlock, the BBC has ordered three 90-minute episodes to make up the series.
“There have always been stories about great evil,” Gattis and Moffat said. “What’s special about Dracula is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.”
“Genius duo Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss turn their attentions to Dracula for unmissable event television on BBC One,” said Charlotte Moore, BBC’s Director of Content.
“We can’t wait to bring Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ brilliant storytelling to our members around the world and we are eager to collaborate on yet another series with the BBC,” said Larry Tanz, Netflix’s VP of content acquisition.
There is no word on when Dracula will begin production, but we’re likely to hear more news now that the series has found a home.