Dracula trailer: BBC and Netflix release first look at horror adaptation from Sherlock team

Scary new series isn't for the squeamish

Jacob Stolworthy
Sunday 27 October 2019 16:05
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Dracula: New BBC series trailer released

The BBC has released the first trailer for its new adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, which comes from the makers of Sherlock.

Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat have written the three-part series – a co-production between the British channel and Netflix – that'll star Claes Bang (The Square) in the lead role.

Other actors who'll appear in the horror series include John Heffernan, Dolly Wells and Joanna Scanlan.

The previously announced cast of the latest reinvention of the classic tale includes Sacha Dhawan (Line of Duty), Jonathan Aris (Sherlock), Morfydd Clark (Patrick Melrose) and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits).

Episodes will be directed by Jonny Campbell, Damon Thomas and Paul McGuigan, whose impressive list of credits include Westworld, Killing Eve and Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, respectively.

Moffat and Gatiss’s new series starts off in Transylvania in 1897, where the Count is plotting to travel to Victorian London to hunt down new blood.

Dracula is expected to premiere on the BBC this winter.

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