Claes Bang (“The Square,” “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” “Borgen”) is set to star in the title role in a new three-part “Dracula” mini-series for Netflix and BBC and hailing from “Sherlock” creators Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and Hartswood Films.
Inspired by Bram Stroker’s classic novel, the three 90-minute episodes will re-introduce the world to Dracula in 1897 Transylvania where the blood drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victoria London. Moffat and Gatiss penned and executive produce the series and filming begins next year.
Bang said in a statement: “I am thrilled to be taking on the role of Dracula, especially when the script is in the hands of the incredible talents of Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and the team responsible for Sherlock. I’m so excited that I get to dig into this iconic and super-interesting character. Yes, he’s evil, but there’s also so much more to him, he’s charismatic, intelligent, witty and sexy. I realize that there’s a lot to live up to with all the amazing people that have played him over the years, but I feel so privileged, to be taking on this incredible character.”
Moffat, who served as showrunner on “Doctor Who” until recently, previously did a six-part contemporary take on “Jekyll and Hyde” called “Jekyll”.
Source: The BBC