One day, audiences may tire of yet another adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. But today is not that day, as we've learned that a new 3-part BBC series will be coming to Netflix in January...
...Hitting Netflix January 4th, Dracula is a new mini-series consisting of three 90-minute episodes and co-produced by Netflix/BBC. It was created by the team behind BBC's Sherlock, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and inspired by, of course, Bram Stoker's novel of the same name.
In Transylvania in 1897, the blood-drinking Count (Claes Bang) is drawing his plans against Victorian London.”
The series will first air on BBC One January 1rst through the 3rd before flying over to Netflix.
The trailer below leads me to believe that the show won't shy away from the gore factor or the darker side of the Dracula story, but it also doesn't seem to stray too far from the source material, either. Again, I wonder how much longer Stoker's novel will be bled for new adaptations, but it hasn't been sucked dry yet, and this at least looks like a good time, if nothing else.
By Matt Konopka