Who should play Dracula? Is it elementary?
“Sherlock” creators and “Doctor Who” writers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are working on a “Dracula” miniseries with three 90-minute installments. The Bram Stoker adaptation will air on the BBC in the U.K. and Netflix elsewhere around the world.
Here’s a tease from Netflix (via Variety):
“In Transylvania in 1897, the blood drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.”
Moffat and Gatiss (who also plays Mycroft Holmes in “Sherlock”) shared their own tease:
“There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.”
Here’s more from Charlotte Moore, BBC director of content:
“Genius duo Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss turn their attentions to Dracula for unmissable event television on BBC One.”
And now Larry Tanz, VP of content acquisition at Netflix:
“We can’t wait to bring Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ brilliant storytelling to our members around the world and we are eager to collaborate on yet another series with the BBC.”
Maybe it’s too obvious with the “Sherlock” connection and “Doctor Strange” cape, but screw it — Benedict Cumberbatch should play Count Dracula. If you disagree, come up with your own suggestions.Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook.
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