"Sherlock" creators to have new series on Dracula on Netflix

"Sherlock" creators to have new series on Dracula on Netflix

The production on the vampire created by Bram Stoker will have the same format of the series "Sherlock".

The screenwriters and producers of the BBC series "Sherlock" are preparing a new series inspired by Dracula, which according to Variety magazine, will be issued in the UK by the BBC and the rest of the world on Netflix. The script will be directed by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, while the production of the series inspired by the work of Bram Stoker will be in the hands of Hartswood Films.

"Dracula" will be the first collaboration between Moffat and Gatiss after the last episode of "Sherlock", issued in January 2017 in the United Kingdom. The production will follow the same format as the series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and will feature only three episodes of 90 minutes.

"There have always been great stories about great evils. What is special about Dracula is that Bram Stoker has given evil to his own hero," said Moffat and Gatiss, quoted by Variety.

The gothic novel by the Irish writer Bram Stoker was edited in 1897 and features Count Dracula, who became the best-known vampire in literature. For Stephen King, "Dracula" is one of the three great classics of the genre, along with "Frankenstein" and "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde".

According to some theories, the character was inspired by the prince Vlad Tepes, that was known by the cruel form as it treated the enemies.

The Count's story has inspired several television series and movies. In 1931, the story of the vampire became popular on the big screen with the film made by Tod Browning and starring Béla Lugosi.

In 2015, NBC debuted "Brides," a series written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and produced by Greg Berlanti described as a sexy version of "Dracula". The family drama about a trio of powerful women and what they do to keep wealth, prestige and their family unconventional, has only had one season.

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