In case you didn’t know, Sherlock creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are working on another adaptation of a beloved piece of classical literature. We’ll be seeing a BBC One/Netflix miniseries based on Bram Stroker’s Dracula with these two geniuses behind the project. The three-part miniseries surrounding the fearsome Count as he terrorizes Victorian London definitely has a good team behind the project. The project’s still in its early stages of production so we shouldn’t expect much news just yet but it looks like the ball’s rolling nicely with casting as the miniseries has found its lead.
According to Deadline, Claes Bang has been cast as Count Dracula in the upcoming BBC One/Netflix miniseries. Bang was recently seen in The Girl in the Spider’s Web as the villainous Jan Holtser but he has also been in films such as The Square and also Danish television series The Bridge. Bang had this to say about taking on the role:
“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 in to 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 realise 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.”
We can hope the Dracula miniseries will hit all the marks the first two seasons of Sherlock did. By that I mean, it better be as good as the first two seasons of Sherlock cause season three and four were goddamn disappointing. There’s a lot of hope for this series with its creators behind it so it should be able to deliver something great but for now we’ll just wait for more developments.