The Team Behind ‘Sherlock’ is Working on a ‘Dracula’ Miniseries!

Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat — the team behind BBC’s Sherlock — are hard at work on a brand-new series based on another tale of classic literature: Bram Stoker’s Dracula!

The duo are currently in talks with the BBC to bring the OG vampire to life on the small screen.

Not to be confused with all those other times he made his television debut.

Much like their other projects, the pair will also share writing duties.

Details, like casting and whether or not the miniseries will be set in modern day London, are currently scarce.

Dracula is an 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, featuring as its primary antagonist the vampire Count Dracula.

Dracula has been attributed to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. Structurally it is an epistolary novel, that is, told as a series of diary entries and letters. Literary critics have examined many themes in the novel, such as the role of women in Victorian culture, conventional and conservative sexuality, immigration, colonialism, postcolonialism and folklore. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, the novel’s influence on the popularity of vampires has been singularly responsible for many theatrical and film interpretations throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

(via Deadline)


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