BBC One & Netflix On Board Dracula Co-Pro


BBC One has ordered a Dracula miniseries from Hartswood Films, which produced the hit BBC drama Sherlock.

Created and written by Sherlock‘s Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, Dracula is based on the classic novel penned by Bram Stoker. Set in Transylvania during the late 1800s, the 3×90-minute miniseries will reintroduce viewers to the titular vampire. It will debut on BBC One in the U.K. and Netflix outside of the U.K., and in China where the service is not available.

Dracula will be internationally distributed by BBC Studios.

Moffat and Gatiss commented: “There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.”

Charlotte Moore, BBC’s director of content, noted: “Genius duo Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss turn their attentions to Dracula for unmissable event television on BBC One.”

Piers Wenger, controller of BBC Drama, said: “Steven and Mark’s ingenious vision for Dracula is as clever as it is chilling. In their talented hands, the fans will experience the power of Bram Stoker’s creation as if completely anew. We are thrilled to be collaborating with them and the brilliant team at Hartswood on yet another iconic British series.”

Larry Tanz, the VP of content acquisition for Netflix, remarked: “We can’t wait to bring Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’s brilliant storytelling to our members around the world and we are eager to collaborate on yet another series with the BBC.”

Sue Vertue, executive producer for Hartswood Films, added: “We are absolutely thrilled to be back at the BBC, and also delighted that Netflix are coming on board with Dracula. There’s nothing like fresh blood.”