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BBC and Netflix Resurrecting “Dracula” with “Sherlock” Team

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Variety says the BBC and Netflix are sinking their fangs into “Dracula”, a major new series adaptation of the classic vampire tale from the team behind “Sherlock”.

It was reported last year that Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat were working on a new take on the Bram Stoker story, and that Sue Vertue’s Hartswood Films was set to produce. U.K. pubcaster the BBC has now commissioned three 90-minute installments. Netflix will carry the show in most markets outside the U.K.

Set in 1897, the series will revolve around the blood-drinking count from Transylvania who sets his sights on Victorian London.

“Dracula” marks another collaboration between Moffat and Gatiss after they combined efforts on episodes on Hartswood-produced “Sherlock.”

Moffat and Gatiss said: “There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.” Vertue quipped: “There’s nothing like fresh blood.”

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