It’s all very early days but it’s been announced that Sherlock duo Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss will be taking on Dracula for a new TV series.
Variety reports that “talks are already underway” with the BBC, and that the show will be produced by Sherlock‘s Sue Vertue with her Hartswood Films.
The only other detail that is confirmed in the report is that the show will be, like Sherlock, “a miniseries run of feature-length episodes.”
And that’s it, really. Given the fact that the scripts have not been written yet, there is no word on casting, or whether the series will be a period adaptation or a modern day update. Will they do a rare faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker’s book, or will they do something completely different? We’ll just have to wait and see…But Moffat will have a bit of free time after he steps down as Doctor Who‘s showrunner this Christmas.
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