From the makers of Sherlock, Claes Bang stars as Dracula in a new mini-series inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic novel and coming soon to BBC One. Watch the new trailer...
Three feature length episodes will re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy. In Transylvania in 1897, the blood-drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.
Co-creators, writers and executive producers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss said, “There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula, is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.”
Claes Bang, whose CV also includes The Girl in the Spider’s Web, The Affair and Borgen among others, added “I am thrilled to be taking on the role of Dracula, especially when the script is in the hands of the incredible talents of Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and the team responsible for Sherlock. I'm so excited that I get to dig in to this iconic and super-interesting character. Yes he's evil, but there's also so much more to him, he’s charismatic, intelligent, witty and sexy. I realise that there's a lot to live up to with all the amazing people that have played him over the years, but I feel so privileged, to be taking on this incredible character.”
Commissioned by BBC One, Dracula is produced by Hartswood Films and is a co-production between BBC One and Netflix.
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