Netflix marks the return of Dracula with the creators of Sherlock and the writers of Doctor Who

Cinema 29 November, 2018






Amateur hemoglobin and atmosphere of the victorian, the new you is addressed : Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss released Dracula from his coffin.

When we learn that a new adaptation of Dracula will arrive on our screens, there is bound to be a bit skeptical. But it is without counting on the talent of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. The creators of Doctor Who (second generation) and Sherlock have managed, in a few seasons only, to make their creations monuments.

Their adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, mastered both in writing and in the staging, and the originality of Doctor Who so give a little hope in this project.


Jonathan Rhys-Meyers in Dracula


Unlike the series Dracula Daniel Knauf and Tony Krantz (2013), with in the lead role, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss will crash his set in 1897 in Transylvania, in the middle of the victorian era that befits both the Count sucking blood.

The adaptation of the classic Bram Stoker is a co-production by Netflix-BBC, and will be a mini-series. A format that the two producers have mastered to wonder : three episodes of 90 minutes.


Claes Bang : Dracula, 176th name


The actor Danish Claes Bang (The Square, Millennium : that which does not kill me) will be the long cape of the vampire. It is expressed in the columns of Deadline :

“I am thrilled to be playing the role of Dracula, especially because the scenario is in the hands of the amazing and talented Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, as well as the team in charge of Sherlock. I am so excited to deepen my knowledge on this iconic character and super interesting. Yes, it is nasty, but it is also a lot of other things, he is charismatic, smart, spiritual and sexy. I realize that there is a lot to do with all the extraordinary people who have played over the years, I feel truly privileged to take charge of this incredible character. “

Dracula is scheduled to begin its production in 2019, which means that it probably will not be released before 2020. In the meantime, you can find Claes Bang at this time to the cinema in Millennium : that which does not kill me.