The team behind Sherlock are making a new Dracula series
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 20, 2017,
Jun 20, 2017, 20:21
Sherlock may be over for now, but Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss are reuniting for another literary classic with a brand new Dracula series. The writing pair, along with Sue Vertue's Hartswood Films, are turning their attention to a new Dracula-inspired series. "But talks are already under way with the BBC - which enjoyed huge success with "Sherlock" - on broadcast rights in the United Kingdom", the story reports.
"Dracula" will adopt the same format as "Sherlock", with a miniseries run of feature-length episodes.
"It's early days and the BBC has not seen a script yet but they are close to signing a deal for a series of 90-minute films of Dracula". The series has been one of the biggest titles for BBC's global distribution wing, BBC Worldwide, in years.
"Dracula" will be the first collaboration between Moffat and Gatiss since the last "Sherlock" episode aired in Britain in January.
A production source said: "Sherlock will return when Sherlock returns". Still, with stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman's schedules being so hectic, it's hard to find time for filming.
Moffat wrote and executive produced six seasons of the BBC's "Doctor Who" before stepping down from the sci-fi series. It's not clear if Gatiss and Moffatt will set the show in the modern day, or where the show will end up, but talks are reportedly underway with the BBC.
Gatiss actually starred in a stage production of Dracula as the titular vampire back in 2016 and has previously expressed a fondness for Hammer Films' 1958 Horror of Dracula starring Christopher Lee as Count Dracula with Peter Cushing as Abraham Van Helsing.
On Tuesday, Variety reported that Moffat and Gatiss are in the early stages of adapting the 1897 Bram Stoker novel for the BBC. Though there aren't any plans for another season, one also hasn't been ruled out.