The BBC and Netflix have announced the supporting cast joining Claes Bang (The Girl in the Spider’s Web) in the upcoming three-part event series Dracula from Sherlock creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.
Jonathan Aris, Sacha Dhawan, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Catherine Schell, Youssef Kerkour and Clive Russell have all been cast in the drama, which is currently shooting at Bray Studios, the former home of iconic horror production company Hammer Films.
“This wonderfully atmospheric and legendary studio gave birth to so many famous monsters and stars — most memorably Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee,” Gatiss said in a statement. “As we watch Transylvania once again rise on the sound stages of Bray, it’s amazing to be able to say that Count Dracula has finally come home.”
The series will retain the 19th century setting of Bram Stoker’s classic novel, and sees Bang taking on the role of the titular Count. It is expected to air later this year, or early in 2020.