Clive Russell (Game Of Thrones), Catherine Schell (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), Jonathan Aris (Sherlock), Sacha Dhawan (24: Live Another Day), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Adulting) and Youssef Kerkour (Jack Ryan) have joined the cast of BBC One’s new Dracula series from Sherlock co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.
Dracula is a new take on the classic Bram Stoker novel and will re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy. In Transylvania in 1897, the blood-drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.
As TVWise previously reported, Claes Bang (Borgen, The Bridge) is playing the lead role. Other cast members include John Heffernan (The Crown, Brexit), Joanna Scanlan (No Offence, Puppy Love), Dolly Wells (Doll & Em, Blunt Talk), Morfydd Clark (The Alienist, Arthur & George), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Game Of Thrones) and Lujza Richter,
The show’s first season will consist of three feature-length episodes. Netflix is on board as a co-producer and will serve as the global broadcaster for the series (excluding the UK). Hartswood Films are producing, with co-creators Moffat and Gatiss penning the scripts. The executive producers are Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue for Hartswood Films, Ben Irving for BBC and Larry Tanz for Netflix. The directors are Jonny Campbell, Damon Thomas and Paul McGuigan. Production began earlier this year at Orava Castle in Slovakia, before moving to England at Bray Studios
“It’s seriously delightful that our new Dracula is being shot at Bray Studios – the former home of Hammer Films! This wonderfully atmospheric and legendary studio gave birth to so many famous monsters and stars – most memorably Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee”, said series star, co-creator and executive producer Mark Gatiss. “As we watch Transylvania once again rise on the sound stages of Bray, it’s amazing to be able to say that Count Dracula has finally come home”.