It was announced today that John Heffernan (Collateral, The Crown), Joanna Scanlan (Hold The Sunset, No Offence), Dolly Wells (Can You Ever Forgive Me, 45 Years), Morfydd Clark (His Dark Materials, Patrick Melrose), Lujza Richter (Phantom Thread) and series co-writer Mark Gatiss (Doctor Who, Sherlock) have joined the Dracula cast.
They will star alongside Claes Bang in the title role of the new mini-series, in roles that will be revealed in due course. Dracula is inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic novel and is written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. The series will begin filming this spring.
Mark Gatiss says: “I’m running out of childhood dreams to come true. And what a delight to join this fantastic cast. The children of the night!”
Steven Moffat says: “So exciting to see an amazing new cast start to assemble, I hope Claes doesn’t eat them all.”
Three feature-length episodes 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.
Dracula was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content and Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama. It is written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. The executive producers are Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue for Hartswood Films, Ben Irving for BBC and it will be handled by Larry Tanz for Netflix.
The series will premiere on BBC One in the UK and on Netflix outside of the UK.