Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Sherlock Creators Steven Moffat And Mark Gatiss Reuniting For Dracula TV Series

Sherlock Creators Steven Moffat And Mark Gatiss Reuniting For Dracula TV Series

According to an exclusive just published by Variety, Sherlock's Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are bringing another famous literary character to the small screen.

Work on the project has not begun as of yet as Moffat and Gatiss are both still tied up with individual commitments (the final season of Moffat's tenure on Doctor Who is about to conclude, but he won't officially bow out until this year's Christmas special), but negotiations are already underway with the BBC.

Moffat's wife, and producer of Sherlock Sue Vertue has been pegged to produce the series under Sherlock's production studio Hartswood Films. They plan to adopt the same format that they used for Sherlock: very short seasons with extra-long episodes.

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The Sherlock team are reuniting on a new version of the classic horror story Dracula, can confirm. The duo are reportedly in negotiations with BBC to produce and broadcast the series within the United Kingdom. At this point, scripts are not yet written and casting is still well in the future.

Dracula will be the first collaboration between Moffat and Gatiss since the last Sherlock episode aired in January. Actor and writer Gatiss has starred in Game of Thrones as well as Sherlock, the latter in which he played Holmes' brother Mycroft.

As of now, it's unclear whether it will be adapted to a modern setting and if Cumberbatch will (hopefully) be attached.

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The new "Dracula" won't be the first attempt in recent years to adapt the Gothic horror story for TV.

Seeing as how Gatiss has spoken in the past of his love for Dracula - specifically the 1958 film version starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing - the new miniseries based on Stoker's masterwork should provide for plenty of creative fodder. The ten-episode run aired on NBC and Sky Living in the United Kingdom and was axed after one series.

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