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Netflix Orders Sexy Dracula Miniseries from Sherlock Producers

Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have written a new take on the original bloodsucker

Liam Mathews

Sherlock's Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss are doing their "updated British classic" thing to a different Victorian novel: Bram Stoker's Dracula, which is getting a miniseries adaptation that will stream on Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The limited series will consist of three feature-length episodes that will reintroduce the world to Dracula, the vile vampire who "made evil sexy," according to the release.

The series will begin in Transylvania in 1897, where Dracula is plotting an attack on London. "And be warned," quoth THR. "The dead travel fast." I wonder if this is a signal that the series will also transplant Dracula to modern times, like Sherlock did for Sherlock Holmes.

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Dracula, first published in 1897, has been adapted dozens of times. This is another one. It does not yet have a cast or premiere date. It will air on BBC One in Great Britain and stream on Netflix in the United States and worldwide.

Moffat, who also served as the showrunner for BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who from 2005 to 2017, is also developing an adaptation of the sci-fi romance novel The Time Traveler's Wife, which has been ordered to series by HBO.

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