With Steven Moffat taking his leave from Doctor Who after almost a decade of being its head writer, it was only a matter of time before he sunk his teeth into a new project. We had no idea how literal that statement would be!
Yep, it’s confirmed. Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, AKA the duo that created and wrote BBC’s Sherlock, are teaming up again for a new three-part miniseries about everyone’s favourite vampire: Dracula. And we have more exciting news. The pair are not only working with the BBC, but with everyone’s favourite streaming platform, Netflix. That’s right! So, if you’re outside of the UK, like me, you’ll be able to watch this incredible miniseries in all its glory!
The series promises to be filled with scares and sex, everything a vampire series should be. The co-creators really put it best.
“There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.”
Honestly, this entire team sounds pretty incredible. Netflix and BBC are both superpowers in the television world, and we’ve seen the genius of Gatiss and Moffat at work before. Together, they’re able to craft brilliantly complex stories, and we all know Moffat is one of the best television monster writers alive today. He created the Weeping Angels, the Empty Child, some of the best and scariest monsters Doctor Who has ever seen! And while it was definitely time to hand the show over to Chris Chibnall, we love that he’s jumping right into this amazing project. No doubt he and Gatiss will do Bram Stoker’s vision justice.
Dracula Will Premiere On Both BBC One And Netflix.