Steven Moffatt and Mark Gattis will deliver the festive fun to sink your teeth into this Christmas
A few weeks back we bought you the deliciously gruesome teaser trailer for the BBC and Netflix’s collaborative three-episode miniseries based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula with Claes Bang starring as the infamous Transylvanian Vampire. At the time, there was no definitive release date for the series which is being produced by Sherlock duo Steven Moffatt and Mark Gattis. But thankfully we didn’t have to wait too long to be put out of our misery, because today we’ve learned that the series will be making its debut on new year’s day in the UK.
Sadly, we are yet to receive word on when the series will debut on Netflix for viewers outside the UK, but with the UK premiere fast approaching we can expect be seeing it launch on the streaming giant very soon.
The series is being developed for broadcast and release on BBC One and Netflix and will consist of three episodes which will air on three consecutive nights from January 1, 2020. Directing the three feature-length episodes are Jonny Campbell (Westworld), Damon Thomas (Penny Dreadful), and Paul McGuigan (Victor Frankenstein).
Personally, I cannot wait to sink my teeth into this mini-series (pun intended). I am a self-confessed Universal Black and White horror fan and adore Bela Lugosi’s portrayal as Dracula. Whether this new series can do justice to the legendary vampire remains to be seen, but with Moffatt and Gattis behind the wheel, this is one incarnation not to be missed.
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