Dracula Miniseries Being Developed by Sherlock Creators


The format will be similar to that of "Sherlock", with a miniseries run consisting of feature-length episodes, the report notes. The duo are reportedly in negotiations with BBC to produce and broadcast the series within the United Kingdom.

When Sherlock first aired on BBC in 2010, it became a global phenomenon, catapulting Benedict Cumberbatch into stardom.

Moffat's wife, and producer of Sherlock Sue Vertue has been pegged to produce the series under Sherlock's production studio Hartswood Films. With scripts not yet written, casting for "Dracula" is some way off.

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And Moffat and Gatiss have done some pretty scary episodes of DOCTOR WHO over the years, so DRACULA just seems like a flawless fit. The series has been one of the biggest titles for BBC's global distribution wing, BBC Worldwide, in years. They have said that there are no current plans for another season of Sherlock, but they have not completely ruled out returning to write more episodes later on. Moffat served as a writer and executive producer over six seasons of the BBC's Doctor Who before stepping down from the sci-fi series and handing the reigns to Chris Chibnall.

Gatiss is on record as a fan of the 1958 Hammer Horror version of Dracula, which starred Christopher Lee as the count and Peter Cushing as Dr. Van Helsing.

According to Variety, it is unclear whether Dracula, like Sherlock, will have a modern-day British setting. In the past five years alone, there have been numerous versions of Dracula in both film and television including a short-lived 2013 series starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, the Universal film Dracula Untold, and of course, various aspects of the first season of Penny Dreadful.