Danish actor Claes Bang (The Square) will play Dracula in a three-part drama for BBC One and Netflix, adapted by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) from Bram Stoker’s classic novel.
The 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.
Claes Bang said: “I am thrilled to be taking on the role of Dracula, especially when the script is in the hands of the incredible talents of Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and the team responsible for Sherlock.”
“I’m so excited that I get to dig in to this iconic and super-interesting character. Yes he’s evil, but there’s also so much more to him, he’s charismatic, intelligent, witty and sexy… I feel so privileged, to be taking on this incredible character.”
Netflix Vice President of Content Acquisition, Larry Tanz, added: “Claes will bring Dracula to life with chilling charm and evil elegance. With his talents and Steven and Mark’s brilliant storytelling, Netflix members around the world will love to fear this dark and complex anti-hero.”
Dracula begins filming next year. It will premiere on BBC One in the UK and on Netflix elsewhere.