Mark Gatiss joins Dracula cast

Dracula co-creator Mark Gatiss (Doctor Who, Sherlock) is joining the UK series, which stars Claes Bang.

The telemovies are inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic novel and co-written with Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Sherlock), a co-production between BBC One and Netflix.

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.

Also joining the cast are John Heffernan (Collateral, The Crown), Joanna Scanlan (Hold The Sunset, No Offence), Dolly Wells (Can You Ever Forgive Me, 45 Years), Morfydd Clark (His Dark Materials, Patrick Melrose) and Lujza Richter (Phantom Thread).

“I’m running out of childhood dreams to come true. And what a delight to join this fantastic cast. The children of the night!” says Gatiss.

Steven Moffat added: “So exciting to see an amazing new cast start to assemble, I hope Claes doesn’t eat them all.”

The series will begin filming in coming months and screen in Australia on Netflix.

Dracula was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content and Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama. It is written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss; executive producers are Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue for Hartswood Films, Ben Irving for BBC and it will be handled by Larry Tanz for Netflix.

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