BBC’s new Dracula is ‘bi-homicidal’ not bisexual, says co-writer Steven Moffat

Series co-creator clears up speculation about character’s sexuality

Ellie Harrison
Thursday 12 December 2019 11:58 GMT
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The BBC’s new version of Dracula is “bi-homicidal” rather than bisexual, according to the show’s co-writer Steven Moffat.

There has been speculation over the vampiric count’s sexuality in the forthcoming series written by Moffat and his Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss.

In the three-part series, it is insinuated that Dracula (Claes Bang) has sex with Jonathan Harker (John Heffernan), the solicitor sent to his lair in Romania.

Moffat told The Times, however, that it is not strictly correct to describe Bang’s Dracula as bisexual.

“He’s bi-homicidal, it’s not the same thing,” said Moffat. “He’s killing them, not dating them.”

Moffat also told The Telegraph: “He’s not actually having sex with anyone. He’s drinking their blood.

“You might need to delete your Tinder if that is what you think. Dracula has always fed off men and women.”

Sex scenes did not appear in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, but his character drank the blood of both genders in the original book and subsequent screen versions.

Dracula starts on New Year’s Day at 9pm on BBC1.

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