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In Transylvania in 1897, the blood-drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.
Dracula is a television series developed by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, based on the novel of the same name by Bram Stoker. The series was broadcast and released on BBC One and Netflix, and consists of three episodes. Claes Bang stars as the title character. Dracula premiered on 1 January 2020, and will be broadcast over three consecutive days.
Development on Dracula began in June 2017, with Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat re-teaming to write the episodes. In October 2018, the series was officially commissioned by the BBC, and will air on BBC One and Netflix. Claes Bang was set to star as the titular Dracula in November. According to the writers, Dracula in their version is “the hero of his own story” – the central focus of the narrative and main character, rather than a shadowy villain for more traditional heroes to overcome. As with their TV series Sherlock, they aimed to make their version of Dracula both faithful and faithless at the same time, taking details from the original novel, adding “a lot of new stuff” [that wasn’t in the novel] and ignored some passages from the novel.
Moffat made a point about Dracula’s sexuality in their show, since it is insinuated that Dracula has sex with Jonathan Harker, the solicitor sent to his lair in Romania, saying that it is not correct to describe Dracula as bisexual: “He’s bi-homicidal, it’s not the same thing. He’s killing them, not dating them.” He also added: “He’s not actually having sex with anyone. He’s drinking their blood.”