Sherlock team Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat to adapt Dracula for TV
Variety reports that with the world’s greatest detective in the rear view mirror, Sherlock team Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are set to adapt another icon of Victorian literature with a new TV series based on Dracula. The series, which hasn’t fully begun the writing stage, is in talks with the BBC for its home.
Though it’s unclear if the series will take on a modern day setting like Sherlock, it will be broadcast in the same format, including a mini-series worth of theatrical-length episodes per season.
Gatiss and Moffat previously co-wrote three episodes of Sherlock together, including the finale that aired earlier this year. The pair have also previously collaborated on the BBC’s Doctor Who, with Gatiss penning the script for nine episodes and Moffat serving as the series’ executive producer.
Gatiss actually starred in a stage production of Dracula as the titular vampire back in 2016 and has previously expressed a fondness for Hammer Films’ 1958 Horror of Dracula, starring Christopher Lee as Count Dracula with Peter Cushing as Abraham Van Helsing.
Sherlock first arrived in 2010 and though only 14 episodes of the series were ever produced, it managed to rack up a number of awards including Best Drama at the BAFTA’s, thirty five Emmy nomintions and nine wins (including Outstanding Lead Actor and Supporting Actor for both stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman).