The highly-buzzed about Dracula series co-produced by BBC One and Netflix and scripted by Sherlock‘s Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat has finally received a premiere date on the UK network for New Year’s Day 2020, which will air over three consecutive nights. BBC took to Twitter to announce the news with a fly-infested teaser, which can be viewed below!
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Your New Year is gonna suck but never fear… #Dracula, a three day reign of terror, starts 1st January on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. pic.twitter.com/SNuSUjQoEO
— BBC One (@BBCOne) December 3, 2019
The cast, which will be led by Claes Bang (The Girl in the Spider’s Web) in the titular role, will also feature Sacha Dhawan (The Boy with the Top Knot), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits), Catherine Schell (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), Youssef Kerkour (Jack Ryan) and Clive Russell (Game of Thrones).
The first part of the drama series will be helmed by Jonny Campbell (Westworld), while part two will be directed by Damon Thomas (Killing Eve) and part three by Paul McGuigan (Sherlock).
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Wenger and Director of BBC Content Charlotte Moore Dracula commissioned the series, which is written and created by Moffat and Gatiss. Executive producers are Gatiss, Moffat, and Sue Vertue for Hartswood Films, Ben Irving for BBC and will be handled by Tanz for Netflix. BBC Studios Distribution will handle international distribution.
Though no word has been given on when the series will debut internationally on Netflix, chances are it will be shortly after its premiere on New Year’s Day.