There's a new Dracula series from the creators of Sherlock coming and it sounds dark and delicious 2 years ago

There's a new Dracula series from the creators of Sherlock coming and it sounds dark and delicious

"I am all in a sea of wonders..."

Or at least, in a sea of bangin' new TV shows that are set to drop onto our screens some time in the near future.


In case you were't aware, there's a new Dracula TV show coming our way very soon and from what we currently know about the upcoming series, it's going to be dark, dangerous, and excessively delicious.

From creators of the widely popular BBC series Sherlock, the show will re-tell Bram Stoker's vampire-based tale in a way that it's never been told before.

But instead of setting the story in the present day as they did with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic detective tale, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat have decided to make Dracula a hero rather than a villain.

And no, we don't exactly know how that's going to work either but sure look, we're certain they've worked out a few of the kinks.

The lads told Radio Times that Dracula will be "the hero of his own story."

The writers have pitched their three-part series to BBC and Netflix this way, urging the show to tell Dracula's story from his own POV - as opposed to somebody else's.


"There’s lots of things that are challenging about Dracula,” Moffat said.

“Having an evil lead character is actually really difficult. That’s been the main challenge I think. But how we’ve handled, that you’ll have to wait and see.

"We sort of made a promise to ourselves and the people who are making it, paying for it, that we’d make Dracula the hero of his own story, and less of a shadowy presence. And that’s a really clever idea, but we had to make good on it!”


The pair said that they realised quickly that Dracula's "shadowy presence" is very much what makes him Dracula - so reimagining the character for their show has been a bit difficult.


The script for the three episodes has been written, but with shooting only set to begin later this year, we will unfortunately have to wait a good while until we can watch the series in all its glory.

Still though - something to look forward to.